Ionoluminescence of diamond, synthetic diamond and simulants

H. Calvo del Castillo, J. L. Ruvalcaba-Sil, M. Barboza-Flores, E. Belmont, T. Calderón*

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Ionoluminescence (IL) spectra of diamond (natural samples and synthetic CVD) and its more common synthetic simulates such as sapphire, spinel, cubic zirconia, strontium titanate and yttrium aluminium garnet (YAG: Er) will be discussed here in order to support some criteria that will allow to distinguish between them. While diamond shows emission bands due to nitrogen defects, simulants feature d-transition metals and rare earths such as Cr3+, Mn2+, Fe3+, Ti3+ and Er3+ emissions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)400-403
Number of pages4
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number1 SPEC. ISS.
StatePublished - 21 Sep 2007


  • Diamond
  • Ionoluminescence
  • Nitrogen defects
  • Rare earth
  • Simulants
  • d-transition metals


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