Optical excitation of trivalent platinum (5d7, t6e) ions in lead titanate single crystals have been observed for the first time by electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR). The g and hyperfine coupling A tensors were found to be axial: g∥=1.938, g⊥=2.478, A∥=0.0164 cm-1, and A⊥=0.0324 cm -1. Analysis of the EPR spectra using crystal field theory indicates that the Pt+3 ions are in tetragonally distorted (elongated) octahedral sites, strongly suggesting that they substitute for the central Ti+4 ions in the perovskite lattice.
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