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Lanthanide Luminescence Spectroscopy as a Monitor of Crystal Structure

Volume 47, Number 11 (Nov. 1993) Page 1951-1952

Stump, N.A.; Chen, G.; Haire, R.G.; Peterson, J.R.


We wish to address the criticisms of Tanner and Rudowicz regarding the feasibility of using lanthanide luminescence spectroscopy as a monitor of crystal structure, as was suggested in the recent paper by Chen et al. Such optical methods (including absorption and phonon Raman spectroscopy) have been and continue to be employed successfully by the present authors to investigate and characterize f-element solids. The ability to use such methods to recognize structures is a matter of record; to argue their nonfeasibility rejects this past evidence and success.