Czechoslovak Journal of Physics B

, Volume 32, Issue 1, pp 54–57 | Cite as

Self-trapping of excitons and lattice defect production in solid rare gases

  • F. V. Kusmartsev
  • E. I. Rashba


A comparison of the calculated fluorescence spectra of solid and liquid rare gases with the experimental data makes it probable that in solid rare gases the exciton self-trapping is accompanied by defect production, here the defect production being the fundamental mechanism of the relaxation of exciton to its ground state. The comparison of the fluorescence spectra of solid and liquid phases makes it possible to forecast the production of radiation damages. A conjectural relationship between exciton cavities and nucleation processes proceeding in bubble chambers are briefly discussed.


Radiation Experimental Data Liquid Phase Fluorescence Spectrum Radiation Damage 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. V. Kusmartsev
    • 1
  • E. I. Rashba
    • 1
  1. 1.L. D. Landau Institute for Theoretical PhysicsAcad. Sci. of the USSRMoscowUSSR

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