We report an unexpected temperature dependence of the electron-spin-resonance linewidth (Formula presented) for the silicon (Formula presented)-center resonance in polycrystalline silicon. Distinct temperature dependences were found in as-prepared and hydrogen-passivated polycrystalline silicon. This observation invalidates the identification of this resonance with a static dangling bond, and changes the perspective on similar (Formula presented)-center resonances observed in amorphous silicon, porous silicon, and at crystal silicon interfaces. We propose that motional averaging is the principal mechanism for this effect, and illustrate this view with a calculation based on hopping of the (Formula presented) center.
|Number of pages
|Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
|Published - 1998
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics