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Why is a boron doped diamond xtal blue ?

  1. Aug 31, 2010 #1
    Why is a boron doped diamond xtal blue ???

    hello :)

    Unfortunately I am not able to find the quantitative description of how a concentration of 1ppm Boron doped in a diamond crystal can produce a blue color such as the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hope_diamond" [Broken]?

    The doped boron creates an energy gap of 0.4 eV above the valence band.

    I will be really thankful for a quantitative description of the process.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  3. Sep 3, 2010 #2

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    Re: Why is a boron doped diamond xtal blue ???

    You have a reference for this?
     
  4. Sep 4, 2010 #3
    Re: Why is a boron doped diamond xtal blue ???

    This was a statement by Prof Donald Sadoway (MIT 3.091) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R90sohp6h44"
     
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