Inorganic Chemistry Concepts

Understanding Luminescence Spectra and Efficiency Using Wp and Related Functions

Authors: Struck, Charles W., Fonger, William H.

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There are both a remote and a proximate history in the development of this book. We would like to acknowledge first the perceptiveness of the technical administrators at RCA Laboratories, Inc. during the 1970s, and in particular Dr. P. N. Yocom. Buoyed up by the financial importance of yttrium oxysulfide: europium as the red phosphor of color television tubes, they allowed us almost a decade of close cooperation aimed at understanding the performance of this phosphor. It is significant that we shared an approach to research in an industrial laboratory which allowed us to avoid the lure of "first-principles" approaches (which would have been severely premature) and freed us to formulate and to study the important issues directly. We searched for a semiquantitative understanding of the properties observed in luminescence, i. e. , where energy absorption occurs, where emission occurs, and with what efficiency this conversion process takes place. We were aware that the nonradi­ ative transition rates found in practice vary enormously with temperature and, for a given activator, with small changes in its environment. We traced the source of this enormous variation to the magnitude of the vibrational overlap integrals, which have strong dependences on the rearrangements occurring during optical transitions and on the vibrational number of the initial electronic state. We were willing to excise from the problem the electronic aspects - the electronic wavefunctions' and their transition integrals -by treating them as parameters to be obtained from the experimental data.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Struck, Charles W. (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

  • Harmonic Oscillator Wavefunctions

    Struck, Charles W. (et al.)

    Pages 19-23

  • The Manneback Recursion Formulas

    Struck, Charles W. (et al.)

    Pages 24-31

  • The Luminescence Center: The Single-Configurational-Coordinate Model

    Struck, Charles W. (et al.)

    Pages 32-59

  • Multiple Coordinate Models of a Luminescence Center

    Struck, Charles W. (et al.)

    Pages 60-74

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Understanding Luminescence Spectra and Efficiency Using Wp and Related Functions
Authors
Series Title
Inorganic Chemistry Concepts
Series Volume
13
Copyright
1991
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-48629-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-48629-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-48631-9
Series ISSN
0172-7966
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 255
Number of Illustrations and Tables
43 b/w illustrations
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