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Ions shine on - uses of rare earth ions

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Since the invention of the laser, an important and growing application of rare earth ions has been an active medium for light generation. Most rare earth ions provide fluorescence; when excited with a light source they emit at characteristic wavelengths according to their electronic energy levels and the properties of the host material. Among the fifteen rare earth elements, there are hundreds of possible emission bands from UV wavelengths to infrared.

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Hewak, D.W., Leonard, V.M. and Murugan, G.S. (2012) Ions shine on - uses of rare earth ions Materials World, 20, (1), pp. 27-29.

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Published date: 2012
Organisations: Optoelectronics Research Centre

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Local EPrints ID: 334096
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/334096
ISSN: 0967-8638
PURE UUID: ce0b1fc4-6d5c-400b-b67e-0bfa40d6f92c
ORCID for D.W. Hewak: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-2093-5773
ORCID for G.S. Murugan: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-2733-3273

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Date deposited: 06 Mar 2012 14:52
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 06:12

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Author: D.W. Hewak ORCID iD
Author: V.M. Leonard
Author: G.S. Murugan ORCID iD

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