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B nzli,J.-C.G. 2016 1st (50, Ch. 287) 141-176
Abstract: Lanthanide luminescence is at the heart of applications as diverse as lighting, telecommunications, lasers, security marking, barcoding, luminescent molecular thermometers, immunoassays, or optical medical imaging. The subject is fascinating and has always accompanied the development of lanthanide science and technology, from the early discovery of the 4f elements to present high-technology applications. The large added value of luminescent phosphors, probes, and materials explains the enthusiasm research groups are coming up with in looking for new and better systems, in addition to simple fascination for light emission.