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The temperature dependence of the F band in magnesium oxide

HENDERSON, B; KING, RD; STONEHAM, AM; (1968) The temperature dependence of the F band in magnesium oxide. Journal of Physics C: Solid State Physics , 1 (3) 586 -593. 10.1088/0022-3719/1/3/305. Green open access

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Abstract

The position and width of the F band in magnesium oxide have been measured in the temperature range 4-400 °K. The data have been analysed in terms of the simplest adequate `configuration coordinate' model. The width results give an effective frequency of 7.8 × 10^12 s^-1, which is close to a peak in the phonon density of states and to the value extrapolated from data for the alkali halides. There is evidence that the effective frequency is reduced by about 5% in the excited state of the F centre. The Huang-Rhys factor is about 39, and luminescence is predicted at about 2.4 eV. The band shape indicates the existence of three small absorption bands on the high-energy side of the main F absorption band. These appear to be associated with the F centre, but their nature is not clear.

Type: Article
Title: The temperature dependence of the F band in magnesium oxide
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1088/0022-3719/1/3/305
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0022-3719/1/3/305
Language: English
Additional information: Text made available to UCL Discovery by kind permission of IOP Publishing, 2012
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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/69678
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