Electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) experiments on boron acceptors in isotopically engineered 28Si samples with different degrees of chemical and isotopic purity are reported. The strong suppression of isotope-induced broadening effects in this material allows a direct observation of the linear correlation between the width of the inter-subband Δm = 1 EPR line and the concentrations of carbon, oxygen, and boron point defects down to a total concentration of ≈2 × 1015 cm-3. When the impurity level is decreased further, the linewidth does not fall below 2.3 ± 0.2 mT, for which we discuss possible origins.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)