Laser-induced time resolved luminescence of natural grossular Ca 3Al2(SiO4)3

M. Gaft, H. Yeates, L. Nagli, G. Panczer

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Natural grossular samples from Franklin, NJ Sierra de Cruces Range, Coahuila, Mexico, Asbestos, Canada and Africa (Mali) have been studied by laser-induced time-resolved luminescence techniques. The specific combinations of luminescence and excitation spectra together with luminescence decay times enabled their interpretation as Mn2+, Mn3+, Mn 4+, V2+, Ni2+ and REE3+ emission centers. Such conclusions have been partly supported by luminescence study of artificial garnets activated by the corresponding potential emission centers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-53
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Luminescence
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Grossular
  • Luminescence
  • Manganese
  • Rare-earth elements
  • Vanadium


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