Some regular features of the excitation energy transformation in anion-defective crystals of a-Al2O3 were analysed by the sub-nanosecond spectroscopic method. The samples were excited using synchrotron radiation and high-density pulsed electron beams. It was shown that much of the energy of the ionising radiation absorbed by the crystals was liberated as the luminescence of F+- and F-centres immediately at the moment of irradiation. Luminescence of F+-centres dominated in the nanosecond range, while luminescence of F-centres prevailed in the millisecond range. The excitation energy transformation processes and their kinetics were governed by the temperature, the concentration ratio of intrinsic defects in α-Al2O3 crystals, and the excitation density.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Radiation Protection Dosimetry|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2002|