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Luminescence properties of Ce3+ and Eu2+ in fluorites and apatites

Sabina Bodył
Published Online: 2010-05-04 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/v10002-009-0007-y

Luminescence properties of Ce3+ and Eu2+ in fluorites and apatites

Natural samples of fluorite and apatite from granites, pegmatites, carbonatites and andesitic tuffs were investigated by steady-time spectroscopy to characterize the luminescence properties of Ce3+ and Eu2+. The luminescence of Ce3+ has been clearly seen in fluorite as 320 and 337 or 343 nm bands. In apatites, two distinct bands for two different Ca crystal sites were obtained: 340-380 nm for Ca(1) and 420-450 nm for Ca(2). The luminescence spectra of Eu2+ in the fluorite crystals were measured even at for low concentration of this element (0.11 ppm). For Ce3+, it has been showed that the crystal field strength depends more on the nature of the ligand than on the Me-ligand distances.

Keywords: fluorite; apatite; REE; luminescence

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Published Online: 2010-05-04

Published in Print: 2009-01-01

Citation Information: Mineralogia, Volume 40, Issue 1-4, Pages 85–94, ISSN (Online) 1899-8526, ISSN (Print) 1899-8291, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/v10002-009-0007-y.

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