Hard x-ray photoemission spectroscopy has been used to study intrinsic core-level electronic structure evolution of heavily boron-doped superconducting diamond films made with a microwave plasma-assisted chemical-vapor deposition method. The boron concentration dependent C 1s core-level spectra show systematic changes in the shift of the main peak and in the evolution of an additional feature at 1.1-1.3 eV lower binding energy than the main peak. In comparison to a low boron concentration nonsuperconducting diamond, the higher boron concentration doped diamond films show formation of several additional features in the B 1s core levels. Based on the present results, the local chemical environments around the doped boron atoms, the efficiency of hole doping by boron doping, and the implications for a recent x-ray absorption study are discussed.
|Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
|Published - 2007 5月 21
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