Introduction: Thermoluminescence and Other Forms of Luminescence

Part of the Springer Series in Materials Science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 202)


Historical development of the subject of thermoluminescence (TL) is given since its discovery by Robert Boyle in 1663. Highlights of early period include the use of TL detectors in early rocket flights, which lead to the discovery X-rays in Solar spectrum. A brief overview of various types of luminescence phenomena such as photoluminescence, radioluminescence, chemiluminescence, bioluminescence, etc., also is given.


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  1. 1.Radiation ProtectionFormerly from Bhabha Atomic Research Center and Atomic Energy Regulatory Board, Government of IndiaMumbaiIndia

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