We investigated the red-luminescence band at 1.9 eV in a gamma ray irradiated synthetic wet silica, under ultraviolet and vacuum-ultraviolet excitations in the temperature range 17–300 K. The excitation profile detected at T517 K evidences a broad band peaked at 6.4 eV, with full width at half maximum of 1.7 eV, besides the well-known component at 4.8 eV. On increasing the temperature up to T5300 K, for both ultraviolet and vacuum-ultraviolet excitations, the red luminescence decreases by a factor 10. These results give experimental support to the assignment of the vacuum-ultraviolet absorption transition to a nonbridging oxygen hole center, proposed in a recent paper (T. Suzuki et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 186404, 2003). Moreover, the thermal quenching of the red-luminescence evidences the activation of a nonradiative relaxation channel inhibiting the radiative emission from the excited state.
|Data di pubblicazione:||2004|
|Titolo:||Vacuum ultraviolet excitation of the 1.9 eV emission band related to nonbridging oxygen hole centers in silica|
|Autori:||CANNAS M; GELARDI FM|
|Tipologia:||Articolo su rivista|
|Citazione:||CANNAS M, & GELARDI FM (2004). Vacuum ultraviolet excitation of the 1.9 eV emission band related to nonbridging oxygen hole centers in silica. PHYSICAL REVIEW. B, CONDENSED MATTER AND MATERIALS PHYSICS, 69, 153201-1-153201-3.|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1103/PhysRevB.69.153201|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|