Volume 19, Issue 2
Dynamics of the Formation of the Nitrogen-Vacancy Center in Diamond

Commun. Comput. Phys., 19 (2016), pp. 380-392.

Published online: 2018-04

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We present results of simulations of the energetics and dynamics involved in the realization of the NV (nitrogen-vacancy) center in diamond. We use the self-consistent charge-density functional tight-binding approximation and show that when the nitrogen resides on a single substitutional site, it fails to attract a vacancy, hence no NV center can be formed. However, if it occupies a split interstitial site and two vacancies reside on the second or third neighbor sites, an NV center will form following annealing at temperatures as low as $300℃$ and $650℃$, respectively. These results provide guidelines to experimentalists on how to increase the efficiency of NV formation in diamond.

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We present results of simulations of the energetics and dynamics involved in the realization of the NV (nitrogen-vacancy) center in diamond. We use the self-consistent charge-density functional tight-binding approximation and show that when the nitrogen resides on a single substitutional site, it fails to attract a vacancy, hence no NV center can be formed. However, if it occupies a split interstitial site and two vacancies reside on the second or third neighbor sites, an NV center will form following annealing at temperatures as low as $300℃$ and $650℃$, respectively. These results provide guidelines to experimentalists on how to increase the efficiency of NV formation in diamond.

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We present results of simulations of the energetics and dynamics involved in the realization of the NV (nitrogen-vacancy) center in diamond. We use the self-consistent charge-density functional tight-binding approximation and show that when the nitrogen resides on a single substitutional site, it fails to attract a vacancy, hence no NV center can be formed. However, if it occupies a split interstitial site and two vacancies reside on the second or third neighbor sites, an NV center will form following annealing at temperatures as low as $300℃$ and $650℃$, respectively. These results provide guidelines to experimentalists on how to increase the efficiency of NV formation in diamond.

Amihai Silverman, Joan Adler & Rafi Kalish. (2020). Dynamics of the Formation of the Nitrogen-Vacancy Center in Diamond. Communications in Computational Physics. 19 (2). 380-392. doi:10.4208/cicp.261014.200515a
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