A study of optical and ESR radiation-induced absorptions in TeO2 single crystals

L. A. Kappers, O. R. Gilliam, R. H. Bartram, I. Földvári, A. Watterich

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Gamma-ray and 1.5-MeV electron irradiations are employed in the temperature range 25-175°C to produce radiation effects in undoped paratellurite (α-TeO2) single crystals. Optical absorption and ESR techniques are used to study the growth and annealing of point defects, and spectroscopic observations by these two methods are compared. Pulse-annealing experiments are reported over the range 100-500°C. The TeO2 crystal shows much more susceptibility to radiation damage at the higher irradiation temperatures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)161-166
Number of pages6
JournalRadiation Effects and Defects in Solids
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1999
EventProceedings of the 1998 8th Europhysical Conference on Defects in Insulating Materials, EURODIM 98 - Keele, United Kingdom
Duration: Jun 6 1998Jun 11 1998


  • ESR and optical absorptions
  • Gamma and electron irradiations
  • Growth and thermal decays
  • Paratellurite
  • Point defects

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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