Doping and cluster formation in diamond

Udo Schwingenschlögl, Alexander Chroneos, R. W. Grimes, Cosima Schuster

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Introducing a cluster formation model, we provide a rational fundamental viewpoint for the difficulty to achieve n-type dopeddiamond. We argue that codoping is the way forward to form appropriately doped shallow regions in diamond and other forms of carbon such as graphene. The electronegativities of the codopants are an important design criterion for the donor atom to efficiently donate its electron. We propose that the nearest neighbour codopants should be of a considerably higher electronegativity compared to the donor atom. Codoping strategies should focus on phosphorous for which there are a number of appropriate codopants.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)056107
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 10 2011

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  • General Physics and Astronomy


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