Optically active hydrogen dimers in silicon

B. Hourahine, R. Jones, A.N. Safonov, S. Öberg, P.R. Briddon, S.K. Estreicher

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)


First-principles calculations are used to explore the structure and properties of several defects which are prominent luminescent centers in Si. The trigonal defects B41 and B711, which are known to contain two hydrogen atoms in equivalent and inequivalent sites, respectively, are attributed to a hexavacancy containing two H atoms in different configurations. It is suggested that the J luminescence centers arises from a stable hexavacancy without hydrogen atoms.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)176-179
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica B: Condensed Matter
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 1999


  • hydrogen
  • silicon
  • multivacancy
  • photoluminescence

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Optically active hydrogen dimers in silicon'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this