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  • Vol. 9, Iss. 8 — Aug. 10, 2011
  • pp: 083001–083001

Optical absorption spectra of tourmaline crystals from Altay, China

Xueliang Liu, Xiqi Feng, Jianliang Fan, and Shouguo Guo  »View Author Affiliations

Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 9, Issue 8, pp. 083001-083001 (2011)

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Tourmaline is an important functional and gem material. The current study examines pink, green, and brownish-green tourmalines from Altay deposit. Based on X-ray fluorescence (XRF) quantitative analyses and ultrariolet-visible-near-infrared (UV-VIS-NIR) spectral analyses in combination with annealing experiments, the color center of tourmaline is found to be related to the d-d transitions of ions or the d-d transitions of exchange coupled ions. Annealing treatment affects the color improvement of tourmaline crystals.

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OCIS Codes
(300.6170) Spectroscopy : Spectra
(160.2710) Materials : Inhomogeneous optical media

Xueliang Liu, Xiqi Feng, Jianliang Fan, and Shouguo Guo, "Optical absorption spectra of tourmaline crystals from Altay, China," Chin. Opt. Lett. 9, 083001-083001 (2011)

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