Electronic Defect States in Alkali Halides

Effects of Interaction with Molecular Ions

  • Volkmar Dierolf

Part of the Springer Tracts in Modern Physics book series (STMP, volume 185)

About this book


This book deals with the mutual interaction and energy transfer between electronic defect states of F centers and defect ions (e.g. rare earth elements) and neighbouring molecular defects (OH-, CN-) in alkali halides. These model defect systems exhibit a very intriguing and ambiguous character because they behave like isolated defects in one instance but like supermolecules in others. The text gives an overview of the topic and discusses possible applications. It covers a wide range of spectroscopic methods applied to the systems and reviews several approaches for their theoretical interpretation. It includes more than 100 illustrations, figures and tables as well as many previously unpublished results. This book provides a valuable resource for further studies into this and related fields.


Electron-Phonon Coupling F centers IR spectroscopy Rare Earth Ions Relaxed excited state spectroscopy

Authors and affiliations

  • Volkmar Dierolf
    • 1
  1. 1.Physics DepartmentLehigh UniversityBethlehemUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-00471-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-36422-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0081-3869
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