Practical models for energy transfer between ions in solids

S.R. Rotman, E. Luria, N. Yitzhaki, A. Eyal

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The subject of anomalous energy transfer in solid-state materials is reviewed. Three separate models developed by ourselves and others are presented to describe deviations to the standard Inokuti-Hirayama model of energy transfer between ions in solidstate materials. We've considered the non-random distribution of donors and acceptors, new mechanisms of energy transfer for very close donors and acceptors, and the spectral discrimination of sub-populations of donors and acceptors; all of these affect the observed time-dependent concentrations of excited donors and acceptors. Experimental evidence for all of the above in solidstate materials has been presented.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-33
Number of pages33
JournalOptical Materials
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes


  • Electron transport properties
  • Electrons
  • Ionization of solids
  • Ions
  • Solid state physics
  • Solids
  • Acceptors
  • Anomalous energy transfer
  • Donors
  • Mechanism of energy transfer
  • Energy transfer


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