Accommodation of rare-earths and manganese by apatite

Michael Gaft, Renata Reisfeld, Gerard Panczer, Georges Boulon, Shlomo Shoval, Bernard Champagnon

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Time-resolved luminescence allows the differences between rare-earth elements and manganese accommodation in apatites to be distinguished. The valence state and exact crystal site of incorporated cations are interpreted from the spectral characteristics. Contrary to the apriory incorporated cations, the adsorbed species can be revealed only after high temperature diffusion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-156
Number of pages8
JournalOptical Materials
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Jul 1997
Externally publishedYes


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