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Title: Method for the preparation of photochromic insulating crystals

Abstract

A method for preparing reversible-photochromic magnesium oxide (MgO) crystals is disclosed. Single crystals of MgO doped with both lithium (Li) and nickel (Ni) are grown by a conventional arc fusion method. The as-grown crystals are characterized by an amber coloration. The crystals lose the amber coloration and become photochromic when they are thermochemically reduced by heating at temperatures greater then 1000/sup 0/K in a hydrogen atmosphere. Alternate irradiation with uv and visible light result in rejuvenation and bleaching of the amber coloration, respectively.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5701770
Application Number:
ON: DE85011606
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy ERA-10-025846; EDB-85-079326
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-84OR21400
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; MAGNESIUM OXIDES; CRYSTAL GROWTH; PHOTOCHROMIC MATERIALS; BLEACHING; COLORATION; DOPED MATERIALS; ELECTRON SPIN RESONANCE; LITHIUM ADDITIONS; MONOCRYSTALS; NICKEL ADDITIONS; REDUCTION; ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION; VISIBLE RADIATION; ALKALINE EARTH METAL COMPOUNDS; ALLOYS; CHALCOGENIDES; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; CRYSTALS; ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION; LITHIUM ALLOYS; MAGNESIUM COMPOUNDS; MAGNETIC RESONANCE; MATERIALS; NICKEL ALLOYS; OXIDES; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; RADIATIONS; RESONANCE; 360201* - Ceramics, Cermets, & Refractories- Preparation & Fabrication

Citation Formats

Abraham, M.M., Boldu, J.L., Chen, Y., and Orera, V.M. Method for the preparation of photochromic insulating crystals. United States: N. p., 1984. Web.
Abraham, M.M., Boldu, J.L., Chen, Y., & Orera, V.M. Method for the preparation of photochromic insulating crystals. United States.
Abraham, M.M., Boldu, J.L., Chen, Y., and Orera, V.M. Fri . "Method for the preparation of photochromic insulating crystals". United States.
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title = {Method for the preparation of photochromic insulating crystals},
author = {Abraham, M.M. and Boldu, J.L. and Chen, Y. and Orera, V.M.},
abstractNote = {A method for preparing reversible-photochromic magnesium oxide (MgO) crystals is disclosed. Single crystals of MgO doped with both lithium (Li) and nickel (Ni) are grown by a conventional arc fusion method. The as-grown crystals are characterized by an amber coloration. The crystals lose the amber coloration and become photochromic when they are thermochemically reduced by heating at temperatures greater then 1000/sup 0/K in a hydrogen atmosphere. Alternate irradiation with uv and visible light result in rejuvenation and bleaching of the amber coloration, respectively.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1984},
month = {9}
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