The hyperfine structure of the Vt-center

M. H. Cohen, W. Känzig, T. O. Woodruff

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The structure of a new electron-deficient color center (V-center) in LiF has been determined from its paramagnetic-resonance hyperfine spectrum. The electron deficiency is localized on three fluoride ions which form an obtuse isosceles triangle lying in a (001) plane with the height along a [110] direction. The orbital of the unpaired electron is primarily determined by the crystalline field and is of the π-type, in contrast to previously discussed V-centers. There is evidence that the electron deficiency is associated with an aggregate of three vacancies, so that the charge is compensated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)120-130
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Sep 1959
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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