Title

UV-visible absorption spectrum determination of optical energy gaps of α and β lithium nitrides

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-1-2012

Department

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Abstract

It is well known that a high pressure can induce α-β phase transformation of lithium nitride (Li 3N). However, this work demonstrated that a reverse phase transformation of Li 3N from β to α could occur when it was subjected to heat-treatment at 500 °C in vacuum. Furthermore, the optical properties of α and β lithium nitrides were evaluated by UV-visible spectra. The optical energy gaps (E g) of α and β lithium nitrides, which were determined from the derivative UV-visible spectra, are 1.81±0.01 and 2.14±0.01 eV, respectively.

Publisher's Statement

© 2012 Elsevier Ltd. Publisher’s version of record: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpcs.2012.04.004

Publication Title

Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids

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