Physics of the Solid State

, Volume 59, Issue 12, pp 2407–2412 | Cite as

New luminescence lines in nanodiamonds obtained by chemical vapor deposition

  • V. G. Golubev
  • S. A. GrudinkinEmail author
  • V. Yu. Davydov
  • A. N. Smirnov
  • N. A. Feoktistov
Impurity Centers


The spectral characteristics of the photoluminescence lines detected for nanodiamonds obtained by the reactive ion etching of diamond particles in oxygen plasma, deposited by chemical vapor deposition on a silicon substrate, are studied. At room temperature, narrow lines are observed in the visible and infrared spectral regions, with a full width at half-maximum in the range of 1–2 nm at an almost complete absence of a broadband photoluminescence background signal. At decreasing temperature, the lines narrowed to 0.2–0.6 nm at T = 79 K, and the minimum line width was 0.055 nm at T = 10 K. With increasing temperature, the narrow lines shifted to the long-wavelength region of the spectrum, and their intensity decreased.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. G. Golubev
    • 1
  • S. A. Grudinkin
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • V. Yu. Davydov
    • 1
  • A. N. Smirnov
    • 1
  • N. A. Feoktistov
    • 1
  1. 1.Ioffe InstituteSt. PetersburgRussia
  2. 2.National Research University of Information TechnologiesMechanics, and OpticsSt. PetersburgRussia

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