Direct writing of fluorescent patterns on LiF films by x-ray microprobe

R. Larciprete, L. Gregoratti, M. Danailov, R.M. Montereali, F. Bonfigli, M. Kiskinova

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Fluorescent patterns with submicron dimensions have been obtained by creating stable F3+ and F2color centers in LiF films using a focused x-ray beam provided at the ELETTRA synchrotron radiation facility. The patterns were written by scanning the LiF specimen with respect to the x-ray microprobe. In these attempts, using an x-ray microspot with a diameter of 100 nm and a flux density ≥109photons/s, we generated ∼500-nm-wide lines efficiently emitting in the visible spectral region when excited by blue light at 458 nm. Preliminary results indicate that the spectral distribution of the emitted luminescence can be changed by varying the photon dose delivered to the sample. © 2002 American Institute of Physics.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3862 - 3864
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 20 May 2002
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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Larciprete, R., Gregoratti, L., Danailov, M., Montereali, R. M., Bonfigli, F., & Kiskinova, M. (2002). Direct writing of fluorescent patterns on LiF films by x-ray microprobe. Applied Physics Letters, 80(20), 3862 - 3864.