DOI: 10.1002/pssa.202300651 ISSN: 1862-6300

Blue Delayed Luminescence Emission in Neutral Nitrogen Vacancy Containing Chemical Vapor Deposition Synthetic Diamond

Ff ion L. L. James, Amber M. Wassell, Colin D. McGuinness, Peter M. P. Lanigan, David Fisher, Georgina M. Klemencic, Chris Hodges, Stephen A. Lynch
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

Herein, the authors investigate the temperature‐dependent properties of delayed luminescence in an as‐grown nitrogen‐containing chemical vapor deposition synthetic diamond gemstone when excited above its bandgap. At room temperature, this gemstone exhibits delayed luminescence from nitrogen‐vacancy centers at 575 nm. However, at 77 K, the first recorded instance of a long‐lived delayed blue luminescence centered at ≈465 nm, accompanied by spectral peaks at 419, 455, and 499 nm is reported. By analyzing spectral and temporal data at different temperatures, it can be speculated on potential photophysical transitions. This discovery documents the initial observation of this delayed luminescence emission, contributing to the collective understanding of synthetic diamonds.

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