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Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Physical Review Letters

Volume

27

Issue

23

Publication Date

1971

First Page

1573

Last Page

1575

DOI

10.1103/PhysRevLett.27.1573

Abstract

Linear combination of atomic orbital—molecular orbital cluster calculations using extended Hückel theory suggest that the interstitial carbon atom in diamond prefers an "interstitialcy" configuration. The predicted minimum-energy configuration changes with charge state, providing a possible example of the Bourgoin mechanism for "athermal" migration of the interstitial in the presence of ionizing radiation.

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Published by American Physical Society in Physical Review Letters. Publisher PDF is available for download through link above.

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