The pulsed cathode luminescence of spodumene and yttrium-aluminum garnet crystals activated by Mn 2+ and Nd 3+ ions, respectively, is studied. Luminescence is excited by the irradiation of the crystals by electron beams with a duration of 0.1, 0.25, 0.65, and 10 ns and a current density of ~40 and 100 A/cm 2 at an electron energy of ~200 keV. A decrease in the electron beam duration to several tenths of a nanosecond is shown not to cause substantial changes in the excitation mechanisms of pulsed cathode luminescence and its spectrum.
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