Rare-Earth-Activated Phosphors

Rare-Earth-Activated Phosphors

Chemistry and Applications

1st Edition - June 29, 2022

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  • Editors: Vikas Dubey, Neha Dubey, Marta Domanska, M Jayasimhadri, Sanjay J. Dhoble
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323898560
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323886055

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Rare-Earth-Activated Phosphors: Chemistry and Applications outlines important fundamentals and properties and explores successful application that address key problems across the sciences. Sections introduce phosphors and luminescence, explore their properties, characteristics, synthesis and degradation and highlight key applications across telecommunications, lighting, electroluminescent devices, (bio-)analytical sensors, bio-imaging set-ups, drug delivery and sustainable energy devices. Drawing on the knowledge of an expert team of contributors, the book provides useful insight into successfully harnessing the properties of rare earth activated phosphors for a range of important applications.Rare-earth nano-phosphors offer an interesting array of characteristics, including sharp emission bands, exceptional optical damage thresholds, low toxicity, high selectivity and stability, and long luminescence lifetimes. Understanding these properties can help researchers effectively manipulate them for a range of important applications.

Key Features

  • Provides a good introduction to the useful properties and characteristics of rare earth activated phosphors
  • Analyzes the use of rare earth activated phosphors for a broad variety of important applications, bridging the gap between theory and application
  • Encourages further discourse and development for improving the energy-efficiency of devices based on rare earth activated phosphors


Upper-level graduates and researchers in the fields of physical chemistry, materials chemistry, organic and inorganic chemistry, optical and electronic materials science and engineering, and chemical engineering across both academia and industry

Table of Contents

  • Cover image
  • Title page
  • Table of Contents
  • Copyright
  • List of contributors
  • About the editors
  • Section I. Fundamentals of rare-earth-activated phosphors
  • 1. Introduction to phosphors and luminescence
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Luminescence and its types
  • 3. Synthesis methods
  • 4. Host lattice for phosphors
  • 5. Some important applications of phosphors
  • 6. Conclusions
  • 2. Instrumentation techniques for radiation dosimetry by using luminescence spectroscopy techniques
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Theoretical background
  • 3. Instrumentation for ML dosimeter
  • 4. Conclusions
  • 3. Properties and characterization of rare-earth-activated phosphors
  • 1. Properties of rare-earth-activated phosphors
  • 2. Rare-earth-activated phosphor characterization
  • 4. Defects in rare-earth-doped inorganic materials
  • 4.1. The role of defects in rare-earth-activated inorganic photoluminescent materials
  • 4.2. Defects in rare-earth-doped inorganic materials
  • 5. Synthesis of rare-earth-activated phosphors
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Types of synthesis routes
  • 3. Factors affecting the synthesis routes
  • 4. Different types of structures
  • 5. Summary
  • 6. Degradation of rare-earth-activated phosphors
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Comparative study of some rare-earth-activated phosphor for degradation
  • 3. Characterization of some rare-earth-activated phosphor (degradation study)
  • 4. Thermal degradation mechanism
  • 5. Conclusion
  • 7. Spectroscopy techniques for rare-earth-activated phosphors
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Spectroscopic techniques
  • 3. Conclusions
  • Section II. Applications of rare-earth-activated phosphors
  • 8. Rare-earth-activated phosphors for LED applications
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Types of lighting
  • 3. Light-emitting diodes
  • 4. Rare-earth-activated phosphor
  • 5. Rare-earth-doped phosphors for light-emitting diodes
  • 6. Luminescence mechanism of RE-activated nanophosphors
  • 7. Organic light-emitting diodes
  • 8. Quantum-dot LED
  • 9. Conclusions
  • 9. Rare-earth-activated phosphors for forensic applications
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Rare-earth-doped phosphors
  • 3. Synthesis method
  • 4. Phosphors for forensic applications
  • 5. Future scope and improvements
  • 6. Conclusion
  • 10. Rare-earth-activated phosphors for TL dosimetry applications
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Application of TL as a dosimetry
  • 3. Rare-earth ions and their effect on TL
  • 4. Rare-earth-activated TL dosimeters
  • 5. Conclusion
  • 11. Upconversion luminescence behavior of rare-earth-activated phosphors: journey of infrared to visible
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Principle of upconversion
  • 3. Composition of upconversion nanophosphors
  • 4. Theoretical concepts of upconversion
  • 5. Characteristics of upconversion
  • 6. Upconversion mechanisms
  • 7. Synthesis methods
  • 8. Applications of upconversion phosphors doped with rare-earth ions
  • 9. Future prospects
  • 12. Mechanoluminescence behavior of rare-earth-activated phosphors
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Mechanoluminescence
  • 3. Types of mechanoluminescence
  • 4. Deformation mechanoluminescence
  • 5. Tribo mechanoluminescence
  • 6. Mechanoluminescent materials
  • 7. Mechanoluminescence study of CaZrO3:Eu3+ phosphor
  • 8. Mechanoluminescence study of SrZrO3:Ce3+ phosphor
  • 9. Characteristics of mechanoluminescence
  • 10. Mechanisms of mechanoluminescence
  • 11. Conclusion
  • 13. Rare-earth-activated phosphors for energy-efficient solar cell
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Role of DC/UC in solar cells
  • 3. Working principle of DC/UC-based solar cells
  • 4. Rare-earth-activated DC/UC phosphors for dye sensitized solar cell (DSSC)/perovskite solar cell (PSC) applications
  • 5. Future perspective of rare-earth-activated materials
  • 6. Concluding remark
  • 14. Rare-earth-activated phosphors for drug delivery
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Drug targeting and delivery
  • 3. Phosphors for drug delivery
  • 4. Outlook and challenges
  • 15. Persistent luminescent behavior of rare-earth-activated phosphors
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Experimental
  • 3. Results and discussions
  • 4. Conclusions
  • 16. Rare-earth-activated phosphor for laser lighting
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Conclusion
  • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 434
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2022
  • Published: June 29, 2022
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323898560
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323886055

About the Editors

Vikas Dubey

Dr. Vikas Dubey obtained his Master’s degree in Physics from the Govt. V.Y.T.PG. Auto. College Durg, India. He received gold medals for securing first rank in his Master’s degree. He completed his PhD from National Institute of Technology Raipur. He is currently working as Sr. Assistant Professor and Asst. Dean of Research & Development in the department of Physics Bhilai Institute of Technology Raipur, India. During the last ten years of his research career, he has published more than 125 research papers in various reputed international journals, with more than 1500 citations. He has published 6 authored books and 10 edited books and several book chapters. He is also editor of various reputed journals and edited numerous special issues.

Affiliations and Expertise

Dean of Research and Development, Associate Professor and Head, Department of Physics, Bhilai Institute of Technology, Raipur, India

Neha Dubey

Govt.V.Y.T.PG. Autonomous College, Durg, India Neha Dubey is Principal Investigator at Govt.V.Y.T.PG. Autonomous College, where she began work following completion of her PhD at RDVV Jabalpur in 2016. She has co-authored 1 book, 3 book chapters and published more than 20 articles in reputed journals. She is an editorial board member for the journal Advance Physics Letters, and has received awards for her presentations at both national and international conferences.

Affiliations and Expertise

Principal Investigator, Govt.V.Y.T.PG. Autonomous College, Durg, India

Marta Domanska

Dr. Marta Michalska-Domanskais graduated in Physical Chemistry at University of Warsaw, completed her PhD at Military University of Technology (MUT, Poland). She took part in the COST project (Action MP 1302) as part of an internship at the University of Tybingen, Germany. She completed her postdoc in corrosion science (AlMagic grant) at TU Delft, Netherlands. She is an expert in the electrochemical synthesis of nanomaterials, especially in the anodization of aluminum and titanium as well as impact of the materials state on its properties. She works in the materials science field and focuses especially on the synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials for photovoltaics, biomedical and spectroscopic applications. She received two awards for her PhD thesis: MUT Rector's Award for distinguished PhD thesis and the Prime Minister Award for the best PhD thesis from all the defended theses in all field in Poland in 2015. In 2016 she received the Scholarship for Young, Outstanding Researchers from the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education for her entire academic work. In 2020 she was nominated for “Scientist of Future 2020” by Polish Award of Intelligent Development. She is a member of many international societies, like the International Electrochemical Society or Polish Society of Materials Science. She takes part in many international scientific conferences, also as an Invited and Key Note Speaker. Dr Michalska-Domanska is co-author of more than 30 scientific publications.

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Institute of Optoelectronics, Military University of Technology, Jarosław Dąbrowskiego, Poland

M Jayasimhadri

Mula Jayasimhadri Department of Applied Physics, Delhi Technology University, Delhi, India Mula Jayasimhadri is Assistant Professor in the Department of Applied Physics at Delhi Technology University, India, having previously held positions at Changwon National University and Pohang Univ. of Science and Technology (South Korea) and Sri Venkateswara University (India). He has published over 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals, has presented over 60 papers at international conferences, organized 5 conferences, and won many awards for his work.

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Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Physics, Delhi Technology University, India

Sanjay J. Dhoble

Sanjay J. Dhoble is Professor of Physics in Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, India. His research focuses on the synthesis and characterization of solid state lighting nanomaterials as well as development of radiation dosimetry phosphors using thermoluminescence, mechanoluminescence and lyoluminescence techniques.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Physics, Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, India

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