Selective production of aggregate centers in LiF crystals by ionizing radiations

G. Baldacchini, E. De Nicola, G. Giubileo, F. Menchini, G. Messina, R.M. Montereali, A. Scacco

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Optical absorption and photoluminescence spectra have been measured in LiF crystals colored for the first time with 5 MeV electrons. The measurements show that this kind of irradiation reduces (much more than γ-rays) the production of complex aggregate defects with respect to that of F+3and F2centers. Moreover, the laser active F+3centers can be preferentially created in place of F2centers by decreasing the irradiation temperature. © 1998 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)542 - 546
Number of pages5
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - 1998


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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