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Electron paramagnetic resonance and optical properties of Cr3+ doped YAl3(BO3)4

Wells, Jon-Paul R. and Yamaga, Mitsuo and Han, Thomas P.J. and Honda, Makoto (2003) Electron paramagnetic resonance and optical properties of Cr3+ doped YAl3(BO3)4. Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 15 (3). pp. 539-547. ISSN 0953-8984

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We report on the electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) and optical absorption and fluorescence spectroscopy of YAl3(BO3)4 single crystals doped with 0.2 mol% of trivalent chromium. From EPR we determine that the Cr3+ ions reside in sites of essentially octahedral symmetry with an orthorhombic distortion. The ground state 4A2 splitting is determined to be 2√D2 + 3E2 ≈ 1.05 ± 0.04 cm−1, where D and E are fine-structure parameters, and we can attribute this splitting to the combined effect of a low-symmetry distortion and spin-orbit coupling. The g-values and fine-structure parameters D and E of the ground state 4A2 are measured to be gx ≈ gy ≈ gz = 1.978 ± 0.005, |D| = 0.52±0.02cm−1 and |E| = 0.010±0.005cm−1 respectively. From 10K optical absorption we have measured the position and crystal-field splittings of the 2E, 2T1, 4T2, 2T2 and 4T1 states with the 4T2 and 4T1 levels appearing as vibronically broadened bands.

Item type: Article
ID code: 2947
Keywords: electron paramagnetic resonance, optical absorption, fluorescence spectroscopy, crystals, nanoscience, Solid state physics. Nanoscience, Materials Science(all), Condensed Matter Physics
Subjects: Science > Physics > Solid state physics. Nanoscience
Department: Unknown Department
Faculty of Science > Physics
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    Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2007
    Last modified: 04 Sep 2014 11:48

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