Electron spin resonance of aluminum-related color centers in α-TeO2:Al

A. Watterich, R. H. Bartram, O. R. Gilliam, L. A. Kappers, G. J. Edwards, R. Voszka, I. Cravero

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ESR observations of aluminum-doped paratellurite (α-TeO2:Al) single crystals after electron irradiation near room temperature indicate four radiation-induced electron-like defects with similarities to the intrinsic Vo. center, which is also present. From measurements of angular variations and tellurium hyperfine interactions it is evident that the four centers represent a family of Vo. centers perturbed by Al3+; that is, VoAlTex centers. The new centers are detected only in Al-doped crystals; however, the aluminum impurity ions appear to be too far from the Vo. to yield 27Al hyperfine interaction measurable by ESR.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)987-991
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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    Watterich, A., Bartram, R. H., Gilliam, O. R., Kappers, L. A., Edwards, G. J., Voszka, R., & Cravero, I. (1986). Electron spin resonance of aluminum-related color centers in α-TeO2:Al. Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, 47(10), 987-991. https://doi.org/10.1016/0022-3697(86)90113-7