Lyoluminescence: a theoretical approach

Amit Kr. Chattopadhyay, G.S. Mahapatra, Pinaki Chaudhury

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When strongly energized halide or organic crystals are dissolved in a liquid solvent (like water), light is emitted as a result of a recombination process. This phenomenon is called lyoluminescence. The emitted light intensity, called the lyoluminescent intensity, depends on a class of factors like radiation dose, probability of radiative recombination, rate of dissolution in the solvent, etc. Combining some of these numerous effects we develop a nonlinear differential equation and analyze it by a dynamical system analysis as well as by exact numerical integration. The corresponding plot of the theoretical lyoluminescent intensity versus time graph, called the glow curve (Fig. (1)), matches very well with the shape of the experimental curve (Fig. (2)) for a vast range of characteristic values of the controlling parameters. ©2000 The American Physical Society.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)906-909
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2000

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