Papers by Author: Marina V. Muzafarova

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Authors: Ivan V. Ilyin, Marina V. Muzafarova, E.N. Mokhov, Vladimir Ilich Sankin, P.G. Baranov, S.B. Orlinskii, J. Schmidt
Abstract: P6 and P7 centers, which are responsible for semi-insulating properties of SiC, were shown to be neutral Si-C divacancies (VSi-VC)o having a triplet ground state. The EPR experiments that were performed at very low temperatures and in complete darkness exclude the possibility of a thermal or optically excited triplet state and, as a result, the existing model of excited triplet state P6 and P7 centers was discarded. The optical alignment process which induces the spin polarization of the ground triplet 3A state of the P6, P7 centers in SiC was interpreted to be caused by strong spin selectivity of the intersystem crossing (ISC) nonradiative transitions from an excited 3E state to a metastable singlet 1A state. The luminescence and optical absorption are caused by transitions between spin sublevels of 3A and 3E states. The analogy in properties of a divacancy in SiC and the N-V defect in diamond allows considering the divacancy in SiC as a potential defect for the single defect spectroscopy.
Authors: P.G. Baranov, Ivan V. Ilyin, Marina V. Muzafarova, E.N. Mokhov, S.G. Konnikov
Abstract: The high-temperature stable defect complexes in 6H-SiC crystals created by heavy neutron irradiation and following high-temperature annealing have been discovered by EPR. After annealing at 1500°C at least five new axially symmetric centers with the electron spin S = 1/2 and S = 1 were shown to arise in 6H-SiC crystals. The striking feature of all discovered centers is a strong hyperfine interaction with a great number (up to twelve) of equivalent host Si (C) atoms. Two models, a four-vacancy complex VSi-3VC, and a split-interstitial antisite (C2)Si or a pair of two antisites (C2)Si-SiC are discussed. There is a good probability that some of new centers could be related to the famous D1 and DII centers. After annealing at 2000°C the dc1-dc4 centers disappeared and a new triplet center labeled as N-V in the form of a silicon vacancy and a nitrogen atom in neighboring carbon substitutional position has been observed. The parameters of this center are similar to that for well-known N-V center in diamond.
Authors: Marina V. Muzafarova, Ivan V. Ilyin, E.N. Mokhov, Vladimir Ilich Sankin, P.G. Baranov
Abstract: Two types of a new triplet centers labeled as N-V have been observed in heavily neutron irradiated (dose of 1021 cm-2) and high-temperature annealed (2000°C) 6H-SiC crystals. The centers have an axial symmetry along c-axis. Anisotropic hyperfine splitting due to the one 14N nucleus has been observed. The EPR spectra of N-V defects in the triplet state in 6H-SiC reveal strong temperature dependence. The parameters of these centers are similar to that for well-known N-V center in diamond. It seems to consist of silicon vacancy and carbon substitutional nitrogen in the adjacent lattice cites oriented along c-axis. Similar to the diamond N-V centers in SiC have been produced by neutron irradiation and high-temperature annealing of the crystals containing nitrogen. For the first shell the structure of the N-V defect in 6H-SiC is practically identical with that in diamond. The charge state of this defect seems to be +1 compare with neutral state for nitrogensilicon vacancy defect in 6H-SiC with S=1/2.
Authors: Ivan V. Ilyin, Marina V. Muzafarova, P.G. Baranov, B.Ya. Ber, A.N. Ionov, E.N. Mokhov, Pavel A. Ivanov, M.A. Kaliteevskii, P.S. Kop'ev
Abstract: High concentration of two types of P donors up to 1017 cm-3 in SiC enriched with 30Si after neutron transmutation doping (NTD) has been achieved. It was established that annealing at sufficiently low temperature of 1300oC, that is 500-600°C lower compared with annealing of NTD SiC with natural isotope composition, gives rise to the EPR signal of shallow P donors, labeled sPc1, sPc2 and sPh. The correlated changes of the EPR spectra of the three sP centres in all the experiments and the qualitative similarities with spectra of shallow N donors prove that these centres have shallow donor levels and a similar electronic structure and belong to different lattice sites. The annealing at 1700°C results in a transformation of one type of P donors (sPc1, sPc2 and sPh) into another type having low temperature EPR spectra labeled dP.
Authors: Marina V. Muzafarova, Ivan V. Ilyin, E.N. Mokhov, P.G. Baranov, B.Ya. Ber, A.N. Ionov, P.S. Kop'ev, M.A. Kaliteevskii, O.N. Godisov, A.K. Kaliteevskii
Abstract: The conclusion which is drawn from the EPR line broadening and narrowing of the N shallow donor in an isotope enriched and non-enriched 4H-SiC and 6H-SiC crystals along with previous ENDOR results shows that the spin-density distribution over the C and Si nuclei differs between the 4H-SiC and 6H-SiC polytypes. The main part of the spin density in 4H-SiC is located on the Si sublattice. In contrast, in 6H-SiC the main part of the spin density is located on the C sublattice. An explanation for the difference in the electronic wave function of the N donor in 4HSiC and 6H-SiC can be found in the large difference in the band structure of two polytypes and in the position of the minima in the Brillouin zone.
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