Reabsorption lines of molecular oxygen and water in natural apatite

Michael Gaft, Renata Reisfeld, Gerard Panczer, Shlomo Shoval, Bernard Champagnon

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An atmospheric absorption system of molecular oxygen and water has been detected and identified in apatites. Such a phenomenon is firstly described in solids. Our results confirm that molecular oxygen and water may be accommodated by structural incorporation in the channels of the apatite structure. A reabsorption spectrum represents a new spectroscopic tool which gives direct evidence of such existence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-148
Number of pages6
JournalOptical Materials
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Jul 1997


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