Photochromism in irradiated diamond

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Photochromism exhibited at low temperatures in the absorption line at 1.521 eV in electron-irradiated type IIb diamond is described and understood in terms of a simple model. Energy and temperature dependence of the photoconversion process are discussed briefly.

Original languageEnglish
Article number004
JournalJournal of Physics C: Solid State Physics
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1980


  • low temperature photoluminescence
  • photochromism
  • photoconversion

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