The Efficiency of Formation of Primary Radiation Defects in LiF and MgF2 Crystals

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Processes of radiation formation of primary defects - F centers and self-trapped excitons - in lithium and magnesium fluorides, which have crystal lattices of different types and similar widths of the band gap and valence band, have been studied in a wide temperature range (11-500 K). It is shown that, along with qualitative similarity of the regularities of formation of the defects under study, LiF and MgF2 crystals are characterized at low temperatures (11-100 K) by different relationships between the energy dissipation channels for self-trapping electronic excitations and the types of self-trapped excitons arising.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)230-234
Number of pages5
JournalOptics and Spectroscopy (English translation of Optika i Spektroskopiya)
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2004


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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