Spin equilibration in hydrogen depleted amorphous silicon

Sufi Zafar, E. A. Schiff

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Equilibration of the spin density in hydrogenated amorphous silicon (a-Si:H) following thermal quenching was measured in as-deposited and hydrogen-depleted specimens. The behavior in the depleted specimens was comparable to that for as-deposited specimens: the thermal activation energy for the equilibration time is 1.6 eV, and equilibration times are approximately proportional to the spin density. A hydrogen-mediated model for equilibration is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)323-326
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Non-Crystalline Solids
Issue numberPART 1
StatePublished - 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry


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