Recombination luminescence of radiation defects in NaCl and NaCl-Li crystals at low-temperature elastic deformation

  • L. Myasnikova K. Zhubanov Aktobe Regional State University, Aktobe, Kazakstan
  • K. Shunkeyev K. Zhubanov Aktobe Regional State University, Aktobe, Kazakstan
  • Zh. Ubayev K. Zhubanov Aktobe Regional State University, Aktobe, Kazakstan
  • Sh. Sagimbaeva K. Zhubanov Aktobe Regional State University, Aktobe, Kazakstan
  • Zh. Kulbatyr K. Zhubanov Aktobe Regional State University, Aktobe, Kazakstan


Using the experimental method of highly sensitive thermoactivation spectroscopy, we studied the spectra of thermally stimulated luminescence (TSL) of purified crystals of NaCl and NaCl-Li under low-temperature (95 K) elastic deformation ( ) in a wide range of the spectrum (200¸850 nm). In the TSL of a NaCl crystal, the dominant peak is an -center, whose intensity doubles during low-temperature deformation and has a maximum of thermal damage at 165–170 K, scanning of which corresponds to the maximum of the TSL spectrum at 3.5 eV. The spectrum of the TSL -peak and the X-ray luminescence coincide and have the same nature – the radiative relaxation of self-trapped excitons upon recombination of mobile holes with electrons. In NaCl-Li TSL, the dominant peaks are F/ and HA (Li) centers, the intensity of which increases 10-fold during low-temperature deformation and having maximum thermal destruction at 110 K and 125 K, respectively. When scanning the TSL spectra at peaks 110K and 125K, we observed radiation with maxima at 2.72 eV and 2.69 eV. An analysis shows that a light lithium cation in the NaCl-Li lattice creates a local deformation as a result of which HA (Li) centers appear. Elastic deformation further stimulates the formation of HA (Li) -centers, evidenced by a 13-fold increase in the intensity of the TSL peak at 125K.


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How to Cite
MYASNIKOVA, L. et al. Recombination luminescence of radiation defects in NaCl and NaCl-Li crystals at low-temperature elastic deformation. Recent Contributions to Physics (Rec.Contr.Phys.), [S.l.], v. 71, n. 4, p. 75-81, dec. 2019. ISSN 2663-2276. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 31 oct. 2020. doi:
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