The effects of spin-orbit coupling on uniaxial stress measurements

Watkins, Matthew, Mainwood, A. and Davies, G. (2003) The effects of spin-orbit coupling on uniaxial stress measurements. Diamond and Related Materials, 12 (3-7). pp. 503-506. ISSN 0925-9635

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A variety of transition metal (TM) centres are used as solvent catalysts during the growth of high pressure, high temperature synthetic diamond, and have been observed incorporated within the lattice by EPR and optical methods. They affect the aggregation of nitrogen, the dominant impurity in most diamonds, and have potential application as photochromic centres. Here the optical behaviour of high symmetry TM centres under uniaxial stress is examined and we show how the inclusion of spin-orbit coupling is essential to characterise them. © 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

Keywords:Agglomeration, Catalysts, Crystal lattices, Impurities, Nitrogen, Characterisation, Defect, Spin-orbit interaction, stress
Subjects:F Physical Sciences > F200 Materials Science
Divisions:College of Science > School of Mathematics and Physics
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Deposited On:12 Aug 2015 15:16

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