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Author Tonneson, L. C.
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword MATERIALS SCIENCE ♦ PHOSPHORS ♦ MARKET ♦ SUPPLY AND DEMAND ♦ RARE EARTH COMPOUNDS ♦ FLUORESCENT LAMPS ♦ CATHODE RAY TUBES ♦ LASERS ♦ PHOTOGRAPHIC FILMS ♦ ANTIREFLECTION COATINGS
Abstract The first powder electroluminescent phosphor was introduced in 1936. Today, phosphors, particularly those made of high-purity rare earths, have found their way into a variety of products: industrial, commercial, and consumer, alike. The fluorescent lamp industry which remains the leading market for the use of high-purity rare earths, lit the way for the future of rare earths in the optical, x-ray, and display screen applications. Light combined with rare earth materials is also a successful recipe for reflectivity needed in filtering applications such as optics, lasers, and conductors. This article discusses the applications and markets for phosphors and rare earths.
ISSN 10748709
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1996-04-01
Publisher Place United States
Journal Elements
Volume Number 5
Issue Number 2


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