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ID: 378237.0, MPI für Chemische Physik fester Stoffe / publications 2008
Structure, luminescence and scintillation properties of the MgWO4-MgMoO4 system
Authors:Mikhailik, V. B.; Kraus, H.; Kapustyanyk, V.; Panasyuk, M.; Prots, Y.; Tsybulskyi, V.; Vasylechko, L.
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2008-09-10
Title of Journal:Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter
Start Page:365219-1
End Page:365219-8
Sequence Number of Article:365219
Review Status:Peer-review
Audience:Not Specified
Abstract / Description:The importance of luminescent tungstates and molybdates in several technological applications motivated the study of the structural, luminescence and scintillation properties of the MgWO4-MgMoO4 system. X-ray diffraction studies allowed the identification of three main types of structures in the pseudo-binary MgWO4-MgMoO4 system(sanmartinite beta-MgMoO4, cuprosheelite alpha-MgMoO4, and wolframite MgWO4) and the refinement of the parameters of the crystal lattice. It is found that the single-phase solid solution MgMo(1-x)WxO(4) with a beta-MgMoO4 structure is created only at x < 0.10, while for a higher tungsten content a mixture of different phases is formed. The x-ray luminescence spectra of a series of samples of the MgWO4-MgMoO4 system are measured at T = 8 K. The principal emission bands are assigned to the main structural phases as follows: beta-MgMoO4, 520 nm; alpha-MgMoO4, 590 nm; MgWO4(wolframite), 480 nm. The phase composition of the sample determines the actual shape of the observed spectra. Possible relations between the crystal structure and luminescence properties of different phases are discussed in terms of a configuration coordinate model. Of all the compounds under test, MgWO4 is found to have the best scintillation response for particle excitation(0.90 +/- 0.15 that of ZnWO4 at T = 295 K). Further, the light yield also remains high with decreasing temperature, which makes this material potentially useful for cryogenic applications.
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Article
Communicated by:Ina Wanschura
Affiliations:MPI für chemische Physik fester Stoffe
External Affiliations:Univ Oxford, Dept Phys, Oxford OX1 3RH, England.; I Franko Natl Univ Lviv, Sci Tech & Educ Ctr Low Temp Studies, UA-79005 Lvov, Ukraine.; Max Planck Inst Chem Phys Fester Stoffe, D-01187 Dresden, Germany.; Lviv Polytech Natl Univ, Semicond Elect Dept, UA-79013 Lvov, Ukraine.
Identifiers:ISI:000258618700022 [ID No:1]
ISSN:0953-8984 [ID No:2]
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