Theory of local-phonon-coupled low-energy anharmonic excitation of the interstitial oxygen in silicon

Hiroshi Yamada-Kaneta, Chioko Kaneta, Tsutomu Ogawa

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Abstract

The previous model for the low-energy anharmonic excitation of the interstitial oxygen in silicon [D. R. Bosomworth, W. Hayes, A. R. L. Spray, and G. D. Watkins, Proc. R. Soc. London, Ser. A 317, 133 (1970)] is expanded so that the coupling to the local phonon is included. The result of the calculation explains the previously observed absorption peaks of O16 and O18 in the 30-, 1100-, and 1200-cm-1 bands, confirming the energy-level scheme and transition assignment of Bosomworth et al. The coupling significantly reduces the level separations of the low-energy anharmonic excitation, and plays an important role in explaining the O18 isotope peak shifts. A physical interpretation is given to the calculated negative coupling constant. The origin of the 517- and 1700-cm-1 bands is also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9650-9656
Number of pages7
JournalPhysical Review B
Volume42
Issue number15
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1990 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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