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Doubly charged silicon vacancy center, Si-N complexes, and photochromism in N and Si codoped diamond

Lookup NU author(s): Claire Meara, Dr Mark Rayson, Professor Patrick Briddon, Dr Jon Goss

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© 2020 American Physical Society.Diamond samples containing silicon and nitrogen are shown to be heavily photochromic, with the dominant visible changes due to simultaneous change in total SiV0/-concentration. The photochromism treatment is not capable of creating or destroying SiV defects, and thus we infer the presence of the optically inactive SiV2-. We measure spectroscopic signatures we attribute to substitutional silicon in diamond, and identify a silicon-vacancy complex decorated with a nearest-neighbor nitrogen SiVN, supported by theoretical calculations.


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Author(s): Breeze BG, Meara CJ, Wu XX, Michaels CP, Gupta R, Diggle PL, Dale MW, Cann BL, Ardon T, D'haenens-Johansson UFS, Friel I, Rayson MJ, Briddon PR, Goss JP, Newton ME, Green BL

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Physical Review B

Year: 2020

Volume: 101

Issue: 18

Online publication date: 21/05/2020

Acceptance date: 05/05/2020

Date deposited: 29/06/2020

ISSN (print): 2469-9950

ISSN (electronic): 2469-9969

Publisher: American Physical Society

URL: https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.101.184115

DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.101.184115


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