Thermoluminescence of LiF and F2 color centers

G. Baldacchini, A.T. Davidson, V.S. Kalinov, A.G. Kozakiewicz, R.M. Montereali, E. Nichelatti, A.P. Voitovich

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Light emitted when heating crystalline materials previously exposed to ionizing radiation is commonly known as thermoluminescence. The resultant glow curve is related to the material, the impurities and the defect centers generated by the irradiation. Several efforts have been made in the past to associate glow peaks with specific defect centers. Recently, in the case of LiF we established a link between F3+ and F3 centers and the temperature region of the glow curve below 200 °C. This result was obtained by using especially treated samples with known concentration of color centers in first place, and annealing measurements in second place. By continuing these studies, it has been possible to establish a further link between F2 centers and a prominent feature of the glow curve near 260 °C. © 2007 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)972 - 975
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica Status Solidi (C) Current Topics in Solid State Physics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Baldacchini, G., Davidson, A. T., Kalinov, V. S., Kozakiewicz, A. G., Montereali, R. M., Nichelatti, E., & Voitovich, A. P. (2007). Thermoluminescence of LiF and F2 color centers. Physica Status Solidi (C) Current Topics in Solid State Physics, 4(3), 972 - 975.