Stability of color centers in LiYF 4 crystals at low temperatures

V. M. Lisitsyn, Y. V. Bikhert, V. I. Korepanov, L. A. Lisitsyna, A. K. Dauletbekova, A. T. Akylbekov, V. M. Reiterov

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This paper presents the results of examining the stability of induced radiation defects in crystals at 15K. The following regularities have been established. Defects induced at low temperatures in pure and Nd 3+ doped LiYF 4 crystals are unstable: upon termination of radiation, even at 15K induced color centers are visibly destructed, exposure to the halogen lamp light increases the destruction speed significantly. Heating crystals up to 80K results in complete destruction of color centers induced at 15K.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventInternational Conference on Functional Materials and Nanotechnologies, FM and NT 2012 - Riga, Latvia
Duration: 17 Apr 201220 Apr 2012


OtherInternational Conference on Functional Materials and Nanotechnologies, FM and NT 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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