Effect of γ-irradiation and annealing on defects behaviors in transparent MgAl2O4 ceramics

Jie He, Libin Lin, Peng Wang, Yong Lu, Ping Zou

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Transparent MgAl2O3 ceramics was exposed to 60Co γ-ray with doses from 0.1 kGy to 3500 kGy and isochronally annealed. The samples were studied by PAT, UV-VIS and FT-IR. Before irradiation there is an absorption peak at 3360 cm-1, which is induced by the VOH- center. There is a broad optical-absorption band at 370 nm, which is due to V-type color centers absorption in MgAl2O4 ceramics after irradiation. The V-type color centers can be destroyed by heat treatment. The results show that vacancy clusters in the samples can be split into single-vacancies in the process of γ-irradiation and the single-vacancies can be aggregated again in the process of annealing. The γ-ray with low doses decrease transmittance of the samples from ultra violet to infrared region. With the increasing of the dose, however, it induces a thermal effect to increase the infrared transmittance of the samples.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)574-578
Number of pages5
JournalKuei Suan Jen Hsueh Pao/ Journal of the Chinese Ceramic Society
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Transparent spinel ceramics
  • V-type color center
  • γ-irradiation


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