Production and thermal decay of radiation-induced point defects in KD 2PO 4 crystals

M. M. Chirila, N. Y. Garces, L. E. Halliburton, S. G. Demos, T. A. Land, H. B. Radousky

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The production and thermal decay of point defects in undoped single crystals of KD 2PO 4 were characterized using optical absorption and electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) techniques. X-ray irradiation was performed on crystal at 77 K, followed by warming upto room temperature. Broad optical absorption were observed to peak near 230, 390, and 550 nm after x-ray irradiation. Result show that the band at 230 nm is associated with interstitial deuterium atoms, the two bands at 390 and 550 nm are associated with self-trapped holes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6456-6462
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number10
StatePublished - Nov 15 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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