Investigation of atmospheric corrosion by photon energy dependent luminescence and Raman spectroscopy in aged and freshly fractured g-,c-As2S3 with photosensitive realgar inclusions

V. Mitsa, R. Holomb, A. Marton, M. Veres, S. Tóth, L. Himics, A. Lorinczi, M. Popescu

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Abstract

We have studied the light emission properties of aged glassy (g-) and crystalline (c-) As2S3 and freshly fractured glassy As2S3 with photosensitive realgar inclusions in the 1.5–4.5 eV spectral range and applying different excitation photon energies. Additionally, Raman scattering measurements were performed on g-As40S60 to investigate structural changes caused by corrosion of the glass in air. Major features in the luminescence spectra were observed at 1.65, 1.87, 2.04, 2.26, 2.80 and 3.25 eV photon energies. The 1.65 eV band in photoluminescence spectra of g-As2S3 was identified to be related to the As side by comparison of the photoluminescence spectrum with literature data for As4S4 realgar crystal. A newly observed band at 1.87 eV was assigned to the As side in pararealgar occurring due to the light induced transformation from realgar to pararealgar phase. An oxidation process was found to take place during the aging and photo-aging accompanied with formation of As oxides, indicated by the emission bands at 2.04 and 2.26 eV. A rapid photo-oxidation process was observed in freshly fractured surfaces at room temperature which was connected with the light stimulated realgar-pararealgar transformation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-27
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Non-Crystalline Solids
Volume453
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2016

Keywords

  • AsS glass
  • Atmospheric corrosion
  • Pararealgar
  • Photoluminescence
  • Realgar
  • Surface defects

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry

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