Glass Physics and Chemistry

, Volume 41, Issue 1, pp 81–88 | Cite as

The effect of temperature on the exciton absorption of copper chloride and copper bromide nanocrystals in potassium-aluminum-borate glass

  • A. N. Babkina
  • N. V. Nikonorov
  • V. A. Tsekhomskii
  • P. S. Shirshnev


The absorption spectra of nanosized crystals of copper (I) halides distributed in the potassium-aluminum borate glass system were investigated in the region of the exciton absorption band in the temperature range from 20 to 300°C. The temperature dependences of the exciton absorption band of CuHal (Hal = Cl, Br) nanocrystals, which were obtained upon the heating and cooling of the sample, have a form of hysteresis. The melting (140–240°C) and crystallization (35–105°C) temperatures of copper (I) halide nanocrystals contained in the potassium-aluminum borate glass were determined by the optical spectroscopy method.


nanocrystals copper (I) chloride melting potassium-aluminum-borate glass 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. N. Babkina
    • 1
  • N. V. Nikonorov
    • 1
  • V. A. Tsekhomskii
    • 1
  • P. S. Shirshnev
    • 1
  1. 1.ITMO UniversitySt. PetersburgRussia

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