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We have investigated using density functional theory the effect of fluorine termination of a (001) diamond surface on the electronic energy levels of an NV- centre buried beneath the surface. We find that, like OH termination, fluorine passivates the surface and reduces the influence of the surface on the electronic properties of the NV- centre. The results have significance for the optical properties of NV- defects in nanodiamonds.
Author(s): Pinto H, Palmer DW, Jones R, Goss JR, Briddon PR, Oberg S
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Print publication date: 01/11/2012
ISSN (print): 1533-4880
ISSN (electronic): 1533-4899
Publisher: American Scientific Publishers
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