Thermally grown thin film and bulk crystals of lithium fluoride (LiF) were irradiated by swift heavy ions to understand the color center production mechanism and their transformation to more complex defects. These samples have been characterized by optical absorption and photoluminescence (PL) under 442 nm excitation at room temperature by HeCd laser. We observed that bulk crystals show relatively very intense PL bands at around 530 and 665 nm, which correspond to the emission of F3+and F2centers, respectively, as compared to the thin films at the same electronic excitation and ion fluence. Detailed study on bulk LiF has been performed at different electronic excitations and ion fluences for understanding the ion matter interaction under these dense electronic excitations. © 2003 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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Singh, F., Sarma, A., Montereali, R. M., Bonfigli, F., Baldacchini, G., & Avasthi, D. K. (2003). Optical absorption and photoluminescence studies on thin films and bulk crystals of LiF under swift heavy ion irradiation. Radiation Measurements, 36(1-6 SPEC.), 675 - 679. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1350-4487(03)00224-5