Applied Magnetic Resonance

, Volume 50, Issue 1–3, pp 323–331 | Cite as

Spin Diagnostics of Local Polytypic Composition of Silicon Carbide with Submicron Spatial Resolution

  • A. N. AnisimovEmail author
  • S. S. Nagalyuk
  • M. V. Muzafarova
  • A. P. Bundakova
  • R. A. Babunts
  • V. A. Soltamov
  • E. N. Mokhov
  • P. G. Baranov
Original Paper


A new diagnostic method for evaluation of the local polytypic composition of silicon carbide at room temperature is proposed using known and tabulated zero-field splitting values for spin color centers with S = 3/2 whose frequency parameters are in the megahertz range and depend on the specific polytype. The zero-field splitting values are recorded from the change in the photoluminescence in the near infrared, either under the optically detected magnetic resonance conditions or under the level anticrossing conditions of the spin centers. The proposed method can be used to identify silicon carbide known as carborundum in nature by recording optically induced radio frequency emission of spin color centers, including outer space.



This work was supported by the Russian Science Foundation under grant no. 16-42-01098; Russian Foundation for Basic Research under grant no. 16-02-00877-a and by the Program of the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences. V.A.S. acknowledges support through a sponsorship provided by the Alexander von Humboldt (AvH) foundation fellowship.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. N. Anisimov
    • 1
    Email author
  • S. S. Nagalyuk
    • 1
  • M. V. Muzafarova
    • 1
  • A. P. Bundakova
    • 1
  • R. A. Babunts
    • 1
  • V. A. Soltamov
    • 1
    • 2
  • E. N. Mokhov
    • 1
  • P. G. Baranov
    • 1
  1. 1.Ioffe InstituteSt PetersburgRussia
  2. 2.Experimental Physics VIJulius-Maximilian University of WürzburgWürzburgGermany

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