The C•Si•O•Si (•C) Four-Member Ring and the Si-G15 Centre

  • L. C. Snyder
  • R. Wu
  • P Deak
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASHT, volume 17)


Based on geometry optimisation molecular cluster calculations employing the MINDO/3 method, we have concluded that the interstitial-carbon interstitial-oxygen complex in silicon has a C•Si•O•Si (•C) four-member ring structure as the most stable state. Our conclusion is similar to that of Jones and Oberg who carried out a LDF (local density functional) pseudopotential calculation on a similar molecular cluster. The computed properties of our four-member ring structure are compared with those of the Si-G15 defect.


Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Molecular Cluster Interstitial Carbon Member Ring Vibrational Frequency Calculation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. C. Snyder
    • 1
  • R. Wu
    • 1
  • P Deak
    • 2
  1. 1.The University at AlbanyAlbanyUSA
  2. 2.Physical Institute of the Technical UniversityBudapestHungary

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