Database of luminescent Minerals


BADDELEYITE


Chemical Formula: ZrO2

Familly: Oxides and hydroxides

Status: IMA-GP

Crystal System: Monoclinic

Mineral for Display: No


Luminescence:


UV Type Main color Intensity Observation Frequency
Short Waves (254 nm):      Green StrongVery rarely
 

Phosphorescence (in the common meaning of the term) seen by naked eye:


UV Type Color Intensity Observation Frequency
Short Waves (254 nm): Green
 

Main Activator(s) and spectrum:


Most Common Activator: n[TiO6] cluster

Other activators:            (UO2)2+ (Uranyl ion) as impurities , TiO6 ,

Peaks in the spectrum (nm):

TiO : broad band peaking at 520 - 550nm 

Dy3+ : lines at 490nm 

Sm3+ : 549nm

No spectrum for the moment

Comments on activators and spectra:


Activator: TiO6 (trace) with lines from Dy and Sm. Also possibly U.

Cathodoluminescence: greenish-blue (Khibiny);


Best Locality for luminescence(*):


(*)Data are not exhaustive and are limited to the most important localities for fluorescence


Bibliographical Reference for luminescence:



Mineralogical Reference on internet:


  http://www.mindat.org/show.php?name=Baddeleyite

  http://webmineral.com/data/Baddeleyite.shtml

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