Accession Number:

ADA045376

Title:

Dielectric Relaxation in Rare-Earth Doped Calcium Fluoride Crystals.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1976-1977,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL ACADEMY ANNAPOLIS MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-05-23

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

The study was made of the dielectric spectrum of calcium fluoride crystals with thirteen different rare-earth dopants. The paper describes the technical procedures of the experiment and results. The work was also done on computer. Five relaxations were observed which are characteristics of the series, with a possible sixth relaxation occurring at high temperatures. However, the main achievement of this project is the characterization of the dielectric spectrum for all rare-earth dopants. This characterization has laid the groundwork for a study on the effects of neutron irradiation of the crystals. The writer hopes that this will lead to the development of an improved dosimeter. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Crystallography
  • Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE