Chemical Formula: YPO4
Familly: Phosphates, Arseniates, Vanadates
Crystal System: Tetragonal
Mineral for Display: No
|Long Waves (365nm): || Orangy yellow |
Phosphorescence (in the common meaning of the term) seen by naked eye:
Place not given nor type of UV!
Main Activator(s) and spectrum:
Most Common Activator: (UO2)2+ (Uranyl ion) as impurities
Peaks in the spectrum (nm):
(UO2)2+ : (511), 525, 527 nm
No spectrum for the moment
Best Locality for luminescence(*):
- Novo Horizonte, Bahia Brazil (2006, LW + weaker SW);
(*)Data are not exhaustive and are limited to the most important localities for fluorescence
Bibliographical Reference for luminescence:
- Fluorescence: Gems and Minerals Under Ultraviolet Light, Manuel Robbins, 1994, Geoscience Press, ISBN 0-945005-13-X ,
- Luminescence Spectroscopy of Minerals and Materials, M. Gaft, R. Reisfeld, G. Panczer, Springer Editor, ISBN: 10 3-540-21918-8 ,
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