Accession Number : AD0622787

Title :   STUDY OF SILVER CHLORIDE LUMINESCENCE.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER JOHNSVILLE PA AERO-ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY DEPT

Personal Author(s) : Promish,Donald

Report Date : 08 OCT 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : The study was prompted by the possibility of using Ag Cl as an infrared detector. The report presents data on the luminescence of a solid, polycrystalline sample of silver chloride. Monochromatic ultraviolet light was used to excite the sample, whose luminescence spectrum was examined at temperatures of 300 and 77K and wavelengths ranging from 200 to 800 millimicrons (mu). Several incident ultraviolet wavelengths, ranging from 200 to 300 mu, were used. Two luminescence peaks were observed. One of them diminished upon cooling the sample from 300 to 77K, and has been ascribed to the fused quartz wall of the sample holder. It is concluded that fused quartz might be a good infrared detector, and that silver chloride is not responsive to thermal effects at the wavelengths studied.

Descriptors :   (*SILVER COMPOUNDS, CHLORIDES), (*LUMINESCENCE, SILVER COMPOUNDS), INFRARED DETECTORS, QUARTZ, TEMPERATURE, ULTRAVIOLET SPECTRA, VISIBLE SPECTRA, FLUOROMETERS, PHOTOMULTIPLIER TUBES, SPECTROPHOTOMETERS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE