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Single nitrogen vacancy centers in chemical vapor deposited diamond nanocrystals

Rabeau, J. R. and Stacey, A. and Rabeau, A. and Prawer, S. and Jelezko, F. and Mirza, I. and Wrachtrup, J. (2007) Single nitrogen vacancy centers in chemical vapor deposited diamond nanocrystals. NANO LETTERS, 7 (11). pp. 3433-3437.

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Abstract

Nanodiamond crystals containing single color centers have been grown by chemical vapor deposition (CVD). The fluorescence from individual crystallites was directly correlated with crystallite size using a combined atomic force and scanning confocal fluorescence microscope. Under the conditions employed, the optimal size for single optically active nitrogen-vacancy (NV) center incorporation was measured to be 60-70 nm. The findings highlight a strong dependence of NV incorporation on crystal size, particularly with crystals less than 50 nm in size.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Material Science > Tunnelling and microscopic phenomena
Material Science > Nanochemistry
ID Code:6200
Deposited By:IoN
Deposited On:10 Sep 2009 10:05
Last Modified:10 Sep 2009 10:05

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