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Thermoluminescence trapping

  1. Jul 10, 2015 #1
    When thermo-luminescent materials are illuminated with UV or deep blue, luminescent centers can be excited or even ionized so that the electron gets trapped into a level just below the conduction band, typically 0.4 to 1 eV.
    Why is it that the trapped electrons are not released from the trap again by the excitation source? I would expect that there are enough levels to go to high in the conduction band or at least there may be trap energies where this could happen.
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  3. Jul 15, 2015 #2
    Thanks for the post! This is an automated courtesy bump. Sorry you aren't generating responses at the moment. Do you have any further information, come to any new conclusions or is it possible to reword the post?
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