Europium: Synthesis, Characteristics and Potential Applications


Series: Chemistry Research and Applications
BISAC: SCI013000

This book is devoted to the special characteristics of an important element of lanthanides chemistry: Europium. It presents the technological aspects of Europium in many fields of industry as well as in fundamental analysis by using a new, safe and low cost methodology. This book discusses the many applications for the Europium element either in its metallic or ionic state.

These applications are in the fields of (1) optical sensors for pesticides, biological molecules such as proteins, peptides, nucleic acids, hormones, and drugs, (2) manufacturing of portable computers, communication equipment and consumer electronic products, (3) manufacturing of optoelectronics devices such as visible lasers that can be grown on Si substrates, (4) preparation of photocatalysts for degradation of vehicle exhaust gases and water pollutants, (5) manufacturing of photonic materials, (6) manufacturing of magneto optic-memories and modulators that are applied to biological detection of proteins, DNA, and other materials leading to practical use in various diagnostics, (7) synthesis of chemically inert materials resistant to radiation damage to protect civil aerospace, military structures and aircraft, and (8) the preparation of highly luminescent materials for biomarkers. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Europium Complexes: Fundamental and Photonic Applications
(Yanhua Luo and Qijin Zhang, School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia, and others)

Chapter 2. Europium III and Sol-Gel: Preparing Multifunctional Materials
(Alex Lemes Marçal, Marcela Guedes Matos, Caroline Borges Azevedo, Camila Maria Alves Ferreira, Júnia Natália Mendes Batista, Natália Lamec Rocha, Carlos Roberto Matias, Eduardo José Nassar, Katia Jorge Cuffi, Paulo Sergio Calefi, Lucas Alonso Rocha and Emerson Henrique de Faria, Universidade de Franca, Franca, SP, Brazil)

Chapter 3. Highly Triboluminescent Europium Dibenzoylmethide Triethylammonium
(Ross S. Fontenot, Kamala N. Bhat, William A. Hollerman and Mohan D. Aggarwal, Alabama A&M University, Department of Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics, Normal AL, USA, and others)

Chapter 4. Properties of Eu-Doped Wide Bandgap Semiconductors: GaN and ZnO
(S. J. Pearton, F. Ren and J.M. Zavada, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA, and others)

Chapter 5. Photoluminescence Studies of Europium Doped ABO<sub>3</sub> Compounds
(S.K. Kulshreshtha and V. Sudarsan, Chemistry Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, India)

Chapter 6. Luminescent Europium Complexes for Enzyme and Protein Assays
(Kazuko Matsumoto, Vision Development Co., Ltd, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan)

Chapter 7. Mechanical and Elastic Properties of Europium Monoxides and Monochalcogenides (EuX; X = O, S, Se, Te)
(Dinesh Varshney, Materials Science Laboratory, School of Physics, Vigyan Bhawan, Devi Ahilya University, Khandwa Road Campus, Indore, India)

Chapter 8. Europium-Based Materials for the Detection of Chemical Agents and Pesticides
(Amanda L. Jenkins, Ask Incorporated, Hebron, MD, USA)

Chapter 9. Application of Europium Compounds in Catalytic and Photocatalytic Oxidation of Air and Water Pollutants
(Seyed Ali Hosseini and Elham Paknahad, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Urmia University, Urmia, Iran, and others)

Chapter 10. Development of New Generation of Durable Radio-Luminescence Emitters Based on Actinide-Doped Crystals
(Boris E. Burakov, Julia P. Ipatova, Marina A. Petrova, Vladimir A. Zirlin, Yana V. Kuznetsova and Maria V. Zamoryanskaya, V.G. Khlopin Radium Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia, and others)


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