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INITIAL PRODUCTION OF DEFECTS IN ALKALI-HALIDES - F AND H CENTER PRODUCTION BY NON-RADIATIVE DECAY OF SELF-TRAPPED EXCITON

ITOH, N; STONEHAM, AM; HARKER, AH; (1977) INITIAL PRODUCTION OF DEFECTS IN ALKALI-HALIDES - F AND H CENTER PRODUCTION BY NON-RADIATIVE DECAY OF SELF-TRAPPED EXCITON. J PHYS C SOLID STATE , 10 (21) 4197 - 4209. 10.1088/0022-3719/10/21/010. Green open access

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Abstract

Radiation damage in KCl can be produced by the decay of a self-trapped exciton into an F centre and an H centre. The authors present calculations of the energies of the states involved for various stages in the evolution of the damage. These lead to important conclusions about the very rapid damage process, and support strongly Itoh and Saidoh's suggestion (1973) that damage proceeds through an excited hole state. The results also help in understanding the prompt decay of F and H pairs at low temperatures, the thermal annihilation of F and H centres, the effects of optical excitation of the self-trapped exciton, and some of the trends within the alkali halides. The calculations use a self-consistent semi-empirical molecular-orbital method. A large cluster of ions is used (either 42 or 57 ions) plus long-range Madelung terms. The ion positions were obtained from separate lattice-relaxation calculations with the HADES code. The choice of CNDO parameters and the adequacy of the method were checked by a number of separate predictions.

Type: Article
Title: INITIAL PRODUCTION OF DEFECTS IN ALKALI-HALIDES - F AND H CENTER PRODUCTION BY NON-RADIATIVE DECAY OF SELF-TRAPPED EXCITON
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1088/0022-3719/10/21/010
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0022-3719/10/21/010
Language: English
Additional information: Text made available to UCL Discovery by kind permission of IOP Publishing, 2012
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Dept of Physics and Astronomy
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > London Centre for Nanotechnology
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/59753
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