Database of luminescent Minerals


hiddenite


Chemical Formula:See SPODUMENE

Familly: Silicates

Status: NR

Crystal System: Monoclinic

Mineral for Display: No


Luminescence:


UV Type Main color Intensity Observation Frequency
Long Waves (365nm):      Orange Red
Short Waves (254 nm):      Orange Red
Other colors LW:               
Orange , Violet red , Salmon pink ,
Other colors SW:          
Violet red , Salmon pink ,
 

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


No Data

Main Activator(s) and spectrum:


Most Common Activator: Mn2+

Other activators:            Cr3+ ,

No spectrum for the moment

Comments on activators and spectra:


In green hiddenite crystals Cr3+ emission is dominant at room temperature where the R-lines are superimposed on a broad-band emission. (Source: Luminescence spectroscopy of Cr3+ and Mn2+ in spodumene (LiAlSi2O6), WALKER G. see below).


Best Locality for luminescence(*):


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


Bibliographical Reference for luminescence:



Luminescence Reference on internet:



Mineralogical Reference on internet:


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

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

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