Compositional and structural control of tenebrescence

Edward R. Williams, Andrew Simmonds, Jennifer A. Armstrong, Mark T. Weller

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The effect of various compositional substitutions on the colour of long-lived F-centres in the sodalite structure has been investigated by the synthesis and characterisation of several phases of the general composition A8[M′M″O4]6[X,S]2. The visible-region absorption spectrum of the excited state, formed by 256 nm irradiation of the as-synthesised materials, shows a broad absorption whose position correlates with the dimensions of the sodalite cage occupied by the excited electron.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10883-10887
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry
Issue number48
Early online date8 Oct 2010
Publication statusPublished - 28 Dec 2010


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