The selective annealing of point defects with different activation energies is studied, by performing sequences of thermal treatments on gamma irradiated silica samples in the temperature range 300-450 degrees C. Our experiments show that the dependence on time of the concentration of two irradiation induced point defects in silica, named ODC(II) (standing for oxygen deficient centre II) and the E(gamma)' centre, at a given temperature depends on the thermal history of the sample for both of the centres studied; moreover in the long time limit this concentration reaches an asymptotic value that depends on the treatment temperature alone.
|pagine (da-a)||385215 1-8|
|Numero di pagine||8|
|Rivista||JOURNAL OF PHYSICS. CONDENSED MATTER|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2008|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Condensed Matter Physics