What information can we gain with the photoluminescence spectra of solids? The bandgap can be determined for example, but are there any other useful properties we can learn? I care about this in the context of semiconductors but other answers are also appreciated.

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    $\begingroup$ Bandgap, defect states and dynamics, excitons, carrier dynamics, ... $\endgroup$ – Jon Custer Aug 10 '20 at 20:50
  • $\begingroup$ Can you provide a source for some of this? I am finding it hard to get a good source, even knowing roughly what I expect to find out. $\endgroup$ – Tristan Maxson Aug 10 '20 at 21:12
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    $\begingroup$ Pankove's classic Optical Processes in Semiconductors is a good starting point. $\endgroup$ – Jon Custer Aug 10 '20 at 21:19

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