The effects of changing the host-lattice isotopes from natural silicon (approximately 28Si) to 30Si are reported for some of the important local vibrational modes (LVMs) observed in as-grown and electron-irradiated Czochralski silicon. We show that the quanta of the LVMs shift to lower energy in 30Si compared to natural silicon by amounts varying from 3.5 to 27 cm -1, in very good agreement with predictions from density functional theory. The 2767 cm -1 ("3.6 μm") transition of the negative divacancy is also found to shift to lower energy with increasing silicon mass, but we demonstrate, using an empirical method of predicting the shifts of zero-phonon lines, that the line is a zero-phonon line. The empirical method used is verified by analyzing the shifts of the very-low energy 3942 cm -1 vibronic band.
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 2005 Mar 15|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics