Cechoslovackij fiziceskij zurnal B

, Volume 13, Issue 3, pp 216–218 | Cite as

The effect of electron irradiation on some alkali halide single crystals

  • Z. Morlin
  • J. Tremmel


The investigated alkali halides (Nacl, KCl, RbCl and CsCl) decompose under electron irradiation into alkali metal colloids and chlorine gas. This decomposition is a special case of radiation damage effects, which strongly influence the crystalline structure and the physical properties of the crystals under investigation. The decomposition process consists of the breaking up of the single crystalline material into polycrystalline aggregates; at the same time cavities, or larger aggregates of vacancies are produced, which, together with the boundaries of the polycrystalline aggregates, serve as the nuclei of growing dark platelets, which appear to be precipitated alkali metal crystals.


Chlorine Alkali Metal Halide Decomposition Process RbCl 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Z. Morlin
    • 1
  • J. Tremmel
    • 1
  1. 1.Chemical Structures Research LaboratoryHungarian Academy of SciencesBudapest

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