Electron-hole mechanism for the decomposition of zinc sulfide in a hydrogen atmosphere

V. F. Kharlamov, V. V. Styrov, A. P. Il'in, I. Z. Gorfunkel'

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Chemical analysis is used to study the structural changes on the surface of a ZnS-Cu, Pb phosphor arising in the course of photoluminescence in molecular hydrogen and radical-recombination luminescence excited by hydrogen atoms. The photolysis of zinc sulfide and its decomposition by an atomic-molecular mixture of hydrogen were observed. A mechanism for the reduction involving electrons, holes, and chemisorbed hydrogen is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1273-1277
Number of pages5
JournalSoviet Physics Journal
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1976


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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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