SEM Cathodoluminescence Resource Library

SEM cathodoluminescence resource library

Find here a list of online resources and scientific publications related to cathodoluminescence imaging. This page is updated regularly with the latest sources.

Luminescence database for geological materials
Database of refractive indices
Widgets for calculating transition radiation and surface plasmon generation in a material
Electron interaction Monte Carlo simulator

Inorganic materials

Cathodoluminescence Microscopy of Inorganic Solids, B. G. Yacobi and D. B. Holt, Plenum Press (1990).


Cathodoluminescence in Geosciences, M. Pagel et al., Springer (2000).

Application of Cathodoluminescence Imaging to the Study of Sedimentary Rocks, S. Boggs jr. and David Krinsley, Cambridge University Press (2006).

Zircon, J. M. Hanchar and P.W.O. Hoskin, Rev. Mineral. and Geochem. 53 (2003) 1-500.


Cathodoluminescence microscopy: Optical imaging and spectroscopy with deep-subwavelength resolution, T. Coenen, B. J. M. Brenny, E. J. R. Vesseur, and A. Polman, MRS Bulletin 40, 359 (2015)

Angle-resolved cathodoluminescence nanoscopy, T. Coenen, University of Amsterdam (2014)

Electron beam imaging and spectroscopy of plasmonic nanoantenna resonances, E. J. R. Vesseur, Utrecht University (2011)

Cathodoluminescence plasmon microscopy [PDF], M. Kuttge, Utrecht University (2009)

Electron beams set nanostructures aglow [PDF], Nature 493, 143 (2013)

Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy imaging of surface plasmons at the nanometer scale, C. Colliex, O. Stephan, and M. Kociak, Ultramicroscopy, DOI:10.1016/j.ultramic.2015.11.012 (2015).

Optical excitations in electron microscopy, F. J. García de Abajo, Rev. Mod. Phys. 82, 209 (2010).

Principles of nano-optics, L. Novotny, B. Hecht, Cambridge University Press (2012)

Classical electrodynamics, J. D. Jackson, John Wiley and Sons (1999).