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Examination Of Color Center Formation In Caf2 Crystals When Exposed To Gamma And Mixed Neutron/Gamma Fields, Sara M. Pelka Jul 2017

Examination Of Color Center Formation In Caf2 Crystals When Exposed To Gamma And Mixed Neutron/Gamma Fields, Sara M. Pelka

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Color centers in CaF2 were studied in this work, in parallel with examinations of changes in the refractive index of the crystals by the larger research group, after they were subjected to radiation. Color centers induced by gamma rays and in mixed neutron-gamma fields were studied in CaF2 and LiF using transmittance and absorbance spectra. The goals were to examine both neutron and neutron-gamma mixed field irradiations to be able to isolate neutron only effects and to correlate these color center effects with refractive index effects studied by our larger collaboration. Irradiation sources include 137Cs, DD and ...