Written by an industry expert, Cathodo-luminescence and Photoluminescence: Theories and Practical Applications addresses advances and challenges in the field. The 168-page volume provides recommendations for improving cathodoluminescent and photoluminescent phosphor display devices in terms of energy efficiency, image quality, color fidelity, operational lifetime and production costs. It relates flickering phenomena to the threshold resolution power of the human eye and to optical properties of bulk phosphor particles. The advantages of a powdered screen over a thin-film type in relation to optical screening techniques are presented. Raw materials, flux materials, heat treatments and by-products involved in producing high-quality phosphor powders are described. References are provided. Lyuji Ozawa; CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Book Group; Boca Raton, Fla., 2007; $99.95.