Direct determination of site symmetry for F

G. Baldacchini, S. Boiko, U. Grassano, F. De Matteis, A. Scacco, G. Tarasov, M. Valakh

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The evaluation of site symmetry distortion for an impurity ion in cubic crystals is a problem which obtained attention from a number of investigators during the last decade. So far, all approaches were based on multi-parameter fittings of the experimental results by some theoretical curves. A new technique, described in this paper, makes it possible to obtain the site symmetry distortion parameter in a straightforward fashion directly from the experimental data. The method is based on precise measurements of the light polarization azimuth for a beam transmitted by a crystal with reorienting centres. results are reported for FA(Li) centres in KCl and RbCl. © 1995 Società Italiana di Fisica.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)411 - 424
Number of pages14
JournalNuovo Cimento della Societa Italiana di Fisica D - Condensed Matter, Atomic, Molecular and Chemical Physics, Biophysics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1995
Externally publishedYes


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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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