The optical and electronic properties of semiconducting diamond

  title={The optical and electronic properties of semiconducting diamond},
  author={Alan T. Collins},
  journal={Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series A: Physical and Engineering Sciences},
  pages={233 - 244}
  • A. T. Collins
  • Published 1993
  • Materials Science
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series A: Physical and Engineering Sciences
In this paper I review the evidence that shows that the optical and electronic properties of semiconducting diamond can be understood in terms of boron acceptors partially compensated by deep donors. In natural semiconducting diamond, in which the total impurity concentration is less than 1 ppm, there is a lot of fine structure in the acceptor absorption spectrum that is not fully understood, and the electrical conductivity is primarily associated with the thermally activated excitation of… 

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