Properties of Electron Centers

  • Clifford C. Klick


In this chapter, as in the previous one, there will be a great deal of emphasis on color centers in alkali halides and especially on the F center.* It is surely the best understood and most widely investigated center in ionic crystals. Since it consists of an electron localized at a halide ion vacancy, it is a very simple center. Also, many of the other, more complex centers consist of clusters of two or more F centers. As a result, the F center holds a position in the area of defects in solids which is similar to that of the hydrogen atom in atomic physics. It is the simple system on which new models, theories, and techniques are usually first tried before being extended to more complex problems.


Excited State Electron Spin Resonance Color Center Electron Center Complex Center 
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  • Clifford C. Klick
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  1. 1.Naval Research LaboratoryUSA

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