Low-Temperature Electron Spectra of Impurities in Naphtalene Crystals


  • N. D. Curmei Institute of Physics, Nat. Acad. of Sci. of Ukraine
  • G. V. Klishevich Institute of Physics, Nat. Acad. of Sci. of Ukraine
  • V. I. Melnyk Institute of Physics, Nat. Acad. of Sci. of Ukraine




vibrational structure, absorption and fluorescence spectra, b- and a-naphthalene fluorine, impurity center


This work relates to the study of vibrational structures in the electron spectra of naphthalene crystals with impurities of b- and a-naphthalene fluorine with concentrations of 10^−4 to 10 wt.% at a temperature at 4.2 K. It is determined that, at low impurity concentrations, the spectra have a doublet structure and consist of narrow quasilines with initial values of v01 = 31322 cm^−1 and v02 = 31226 cm^−1, which are resonance-coincident in the absorption and fluorescence spectra. It is demonstrated that if the impurity concentration increases, the series of narrow quasilines appear in the areas of the 0-0 transitions of the impurity centers of both types together with the doublet structure. A part of these quasilines is polarized predominantly along the b-axis of a naphthalene crystal. The model is proposed for impurity centers, which induce the generation of new spectral bands. This model is based on the interaction of translation-nonequivalent impurity molecules in the elementary lattice cell of a naphthalene crystal. At high impurity concentrations, the resonance-symmetric wide spectral bands appear in the absorption and fluorescence spectra. The analysis of the results obtained is performed with consideration for the Franck–Condon interaction and the Herzberg–Teller interaction.


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How to Cite

Curmei, N. D., Klishevich, G. V., & Melnyk, V. I. (2018). Low-Temperature Electron Spectra of Impurities in Naphtalene Crystals. Ukrainian Journal of Physics, 59(3), 209. https://doi.org/10.15407/ujpe59.03.0209




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