Double and single peaks in nuclear magnetic resonance spectra of natural and 29Si-enriched single-crystal silicon

Anne Verhulst, Denis Maryenko, Yoshihisa Yamamoto, Kohei Itoh

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We report the nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectra of phosphorus-doped single-crystal silicon, enriched to 97% 29Si, which display double as well as single peaks as the sample is rotated with respect to the static magnetic field. It is shown that the shape and the width of the NMR lines are predominantly due to nuclear dipolar interactions. We provide a theoretical model to determine the strength of the weaker scalar coupling between neighboring 29Si nuclei. For naturally abundant single-crystal silicon (4.7% 29Si), the anisotropic dipolar interaction is visible as well in the NMR spectra. We have observed small side peaks for particular orientations of the crystal axes and we show that the intensity of the side peaks contains information on the distribution of 29Si atoms in the 28Si matrix.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Aug 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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