About the CSIRO Spectroscopy Database
The CSIRO Luminescence Database is a free on-line reference tool for researchers in the fields of cathodoluminescence, photoluminescence, ionoluminescence, and related spectroscopy techniques. The database contains > 3600 entries of known luminescence emission lines, as well as > 300 luminescence spectra, all from a range of materials, including minerals and synthetic compounds.
The Luminescence Database is compiled from published literature on luminescence spectroscopy, and all searches of the database return the relevant publication reference. If you would like to submit your publications and/or spectroscopy data to the database, please follow the instructions provided under the Adding to the database heading.
The following researchers have most graciously provided luminescence spectra and images for inclusion within the Luminescence Database, and their contribution is most gratefully acknowledged:
- Prof. James O. Hamblen — ultraviolet photoluminescence images of > 60 specimens containing > 50 mineral species
- Prof. Michael Gaft — photoluminescence spectra from 13 mineral species, from apophyllite to zircon
- Dr. Christoph Lenz — photoluminescence spectra of doped synthetic monazite, titanite, xenotime, and zircon
- Dr. Toon Coenen — cathodoluminescence spectra of gold, silica, and gadolinium oxide
A further 100+ spectra have been added to the database from measurements made by Colin MacRae, Nick Wilson and Aaron Torpy from the CSIRO Mineral Resources Microbeam Laboratory in Clayton, Australia.
Example photographs of mineral specimens and synthetic compounds displayed on this website were published in the public domain or under a Creative Commons license, and were sourced principally from the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and Wikimedia Commons. Each image is displayed with the attribution statement from the original source of the image to give full credit to the authors of each work, along with a hyperlink to the source.
The CSIRO Soft X-ray Emission Spectroscopy Database, like the Luminescence Database, is a free on-line reference that allows researchers to inspect and compare > 140 high-resolution SXES spectra from > 70 elements measured from > 100 materials (both minerals and synthetic compounds.)
The spectra in the SXES database were collected by Colin MacRae, Nick Wilson, Aaron Torpy, from the Microbeam Laboratory of CSIRO Mineral Resources, in Clayton, Australia.
How to search the database
Adding to the database
If you wish to submit updates to the Luminescence Database, please e-mail email@example.com and include the following information:
- Publication reference.
- Material name and chemical formula.
- Line / band wavelength or energy, in units of eV or nm.
- Luminescence emitter (e.g. Er3+, intrinsic, etc), if known.
- Spectrum/spectra, as CSV, text or EMSA, if available.
- An image of the sample material, if available.
The Spectroscopy Database is brought to you by the Microbeam Laboratory of CSIRO Mineral Resources, located in Clayton, Victoria, Australia.
Our main research activities include:
- Elemental microanalysis and mapping
- Cathodoluminescence spectroscopy
- Soft x-ray spectroscopy and quantum mechanical modelling
The Luminescence Database was compiled by Colin MacRae, Nick Wilson, Aaron Torpy (all from CSIRO Mineral Resources), and Jackson Smith (Applied Physics, RMIT University).
This website (and its predecessors) were developed by Steve McMahon and Julia Anticev (CSIRO IM&T), Aaron Torpy (CSIRO Mineral Resources), and Maria-Jose Montoya (Applied Physics, RMIT University).