Luminescent Materials and Applications

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Adrian Kitai
John Wiley & Sons, Apr 30, 2008 - Technology & Engineering - 292 pages
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Luminescence, for example, as fluorescence, bioluminescence, andphosphorescence, can result from chemical changes, electricalenergy, subatomic motions, reactions in crystals, or stimulation ofan atomic system. This subject continues to have a majortechnological role for humankind in the form of applications suchas organic and inorganic light emitters for flat panel and flexibledisplays such as plasma displays, LCD displays, and OLEDdisplays.

Luminescent Materials and Applications describes a widerange of materials and applications that are of current interestincluding organic light emitting materials and devices, inorganiclight emitting diode materials and devices, down-conversionmaterials, nanomaterials, and powder and thin-filmelectroluminescent phosphor materials and devices. In addition,both the physics and the materials aspects of the field ofsolid-state luminescence are presented. Thus, the book may be usedas a reference to gain an understanding of various types andmechanisms of luminescence and of the implementation ofluminescence into practical devices.

The book is aimed at postgraduate students (physicists, electricalengineers, chemical engineers, materials scientists, and engineers)and researchers in industry, for example, at lighting and displaycompanies and academia involved in studying conduction in solidsand electronic materials. It will also provide an excellentstarting point for all scientists interested in luminescentmaterials. Finally it is hoped that this book will not onlyeducate, but also stimulate further progress in this rapidlyevolving field.

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2 Phosphor Quantum Dots
3 Color Conversion Phosphors for LEDS
4 Development of white OLED technology for application in fullcolor displays and solidstate lighting
5 Polymer LightEmitting Electrochemical Cells
6 LED Materials and Devices
7 Thin Film Electroluminescence
8 AC Powder Electroluminescence

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Adrian Kitai is Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering / Engineering Physics at McMaster University (Canada). He was educated at McMaster University and received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University (USA). His research interests include fundamental luminescent materials, new luminescent devices, new avalanche injection devices and optical fiber liquid crystal display technology. Professor Kitai is a world leader in electroluminescent (EL) science and technology. With over 20 years of experience in the field, he holds several patents relating to EL technology and he has been the Chapter President of the Society for Information Display in Canada. Many of the leading EL researchers in Canada, have been taught and trained by Professor Kitai.

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