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Oxygen-driven relaxation processes in pre-irradiated Ar cryocrystals

  • Author(s): Savchenko, E. V
  • Belov, A. G
  • Gumenchuk, G. B
  • Ponomaryov, A. N
  • Bondybey, V. E
  • et al.

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Relaxation processes in oxygen-containing Ar cryocrystals pre-irradiated by low-energy electrons are studied with the focus on the role of the diffusion-controlled atom-atom recombination reaction of oxygen in the relaxation cascades. The results of real-time-correlated measurements of thermally stimulated phenomena are presented. The experiments have been performed using activation spectroscopy methods-thermally stimulated exoelectron emission and spectrally resolved thermally stimulated luminescence. Solid evidence for the radiative mechanism of electron detrapping triggering the relaxation cascades is obtained. (c) 2006 American Institute of Physics.

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