Influence of LiF film growth conditions on electron induced color center formation

G. Baldacchini, M. Cremona, G. D'Auria, S. Martelli, R.M. Montereali, M. Montecchi, E. Burattini, A. Grilli, A. Raco

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The formation of laser active color centers in LiF films irradiated with low energy electrons has been investigated as a function of the film growth parameters. Spectroscopic measurements have shown that the formation efficiency of F-aggregate centers is higher in polycrystalline films than in single crystals and can depend on the film growth conditions, which in turn influence the surface to volume ratio, the void presence and the preferred orientation of the crystallites.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)447 - 451
Number of pages5
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - 1996


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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