A Short History of Fluorescence

Dr. Beniamino Barbieri (of the Fluorescence Foundation) gave a lecture on the history of fluorescence, and published his slides here: https://www.fluorescence-foundation.org/lectures%5Cmadrid2010%5Clecture1.pdf. I reposted them here (w/ permission) where they can easily be found by our mineral folks (this was written mostly towards biologic fluorescence, but certainly applies to mineral fluorescence.

"On the Change of Refrangibility of Light" - G. G. Stokes (Stokes' Law) can be read here....

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