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Title: Electronic states of boron and phosphorus in diamond
Authors: Gheeraert, E.
Kozumi, S.
Teraji, T.
Kanda, H.
Nesladek, Milos
Issue Date: 1999
Abstract: The electronic states of boron and phosphorus in diamond have been studied by infrared absorption and photo-thermal ionisation spectroscopies. High quality boron doped synthetic diamond (p-type conductive) and phosphorus-doped CVD diamond film (n-type conductive) were used for this study. In the case of boron-doped diamond, the four main excited states of the bound hole follow a Rydberg series, suggesting that boron has a hydrogen-like behaviour. with a weak splitting of the excited states. The consistent values of the optical ionisation energy (E-0 = 382 meV), of an "average" effective mass (m* = 0.74m(0)) and of the Bohr radius of the ground state (a* = 4.1 Angstrom) deduced from the Rydberg series support this suggestion. The comparison with the effective mass approximation, applied for acceptor states in diamond, suggests that the top of the valence band of diamond is different from that of silicon and germanium. In the case of phosphorus-doped diamond, two excited states of the bound electron have been observed for the first time, at 523 and 562 meV from the ground level. The good agreement with the effective mass approximation suggests that phosphorus is a shallow donor, and allows us to propose a first value of the optical ionisation energy of phosphorus in diamond of about 600 meV, consistent with Hall effect measurements.
Notes: Natl Inst Res Inorgan Mat, Ibaraki, Osaka 3050044, Japan. Limburgs Univ Ctr, Inst Mat Res, Div Mat Phys, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium.Gheeraert, E, Natl Inst Res Inorgan Mat, Namiki 1-1, Ibaraki, Osaka 3050044, Japan.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/3018
DOI: 10.1002/(SICI)1521-396X(199907)174:1<39::AID-PSSA39>3.0.CO;2-E
ISI #: 000081733800011
ISSN: 0031-8965
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2000
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