Optical Properties of Bismuth Oxyhalides

  • Mohammed A. GondalEmail author
  • Chang Xiaofeng
  • Mohamed A. Dastageer
Part of the Advanced Structured Materials book series (STRUCTMAT, volume 76)


This chapter is especially dedicated to the optical properties of bismuth oxyhalides. The absorption and reflectance spectra to study the spectral absorption and the band-gap energies of the material, photoluminescence spectra to study the recombination of photoinduced charge-carriers are presented.


Reflectance spectra Absorption spectra Kubelka-Munk function Photoluminescence spectra 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohammed A. Gondal
    • 1
    Email author
  • Chang Xiaofeng
    • 2
  • Mohamed A. Dastageer
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsKing Fahd University of Petroleum and MineralsDhahranSaudi Arabia
  2. 2.Department of Applied ChemistryNanjing University of Aeronautics and AstronauticsNanjingChina

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