The critical concentration of superconductor-to-insulator transition in boron-doped diamond is determined in two ways, namely, the actual doping concentration of boron and the Hall carrier concentration. Hall carrier concentrations in (111) and (001) films exceed the actual doping concentration owing to the distortion of the Fermi surface. The high critical boron concentration in (110) films is owing to the effect of the high concentration of interstitial boron atoms. A boron concentration of 3× 1020 cm-3 in substitutional site is required for inducing superconductivity in diamond.
|Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
|Published - 2010 Aug 16
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- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics