We report the first definitive identification of nitrogen dangling bonds in silicon nitride. A computer analysis of N14 hyperfine parameters shows that the unpaired electron is strongly localized on the central nitrogen atom and that the unpaired electrones wave function is almost entirely p in character. This is only the second fundamental intrinsic electron-paramagnetic-resonance center to be identified in silicon nitride.
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)