This comprehensive book presents the theoretical principles, current applications and latest research developments in the fieldof luminescent lanthanide complexes; a rapidly developing area ofresearch which is attracting increasing interest amongst thescientific community.
Luminescence of Lanthanide Ions in Coordination Compounds andNanomaterials begins with an introduction to the basic theoreticaland practical aspects of lanthanide ion luminescence, and thespectroscopic techniques used to evaluate the efficiency ofluminescence. Subsequent chapters introduce a variety of differentapplications including:
- Circularly polarized luminescence
- Luminescence bioimaging with lanthanidecomplexes
- Two-photon absorption of lanthanide complexes
- Upconversion luminescence
- Excitation spectroscopy
- Heterometallic complexes containing lanthanides
Each chapter presents a detailed introduction to theapplication, followed by a description of experimental techniquesspecific to the area and an extensive review of recentliterature.
This book is a valuable introduction to the literature forscientists new to the field, as well as providing the moreexperienced researcher with a comprehensive resource covering themost relevant information in the field; a 'one stopshop' for all key references.