Publication Date

1992

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Shaffer, John C., 1938-2017

Degree Name

M.S. (Master of Science)

Department

Department of Physics

LCSH

Energy levels (Quantum mechanics)||Zinc sulfide||Luminescence||Crystal optics

Abstract

The goal of the project is to obtain a reasonably accurate placement of the electronic energy levels of the "d electrons" of Mn relative to the valence band and "d electron" energies in the host crystal ZnS. This will contribute to an understanding of the process which governs the luminescence of ZnS: Mn. By adjusting the degree of ionicity or covalency to make the crystal field splitting approach to its measured value, an estimate can be made of the position of the ground state of the Mn2+ 3d electrons relative to the valence band of the ZnS host crystal.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references (pages 33-34)

Extent

vi, 40 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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