Scaling behavior of the magnetization of Si:B

A. Roy, M. P. Sarachik, R. N. Bhatt

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We show that the non-linear magnetization of acceptors in insulating Si:B exhibits a universal behavior similar to that found for donors in Si:P, for fields up to 50 kG and temperatures down to 1.25 K. Based on an extension to finite fields of the Bhatt and Lee scaling theory for the s = 1 2 donor system, we show that an equivalent calculation for j = 3 2 correctly predicts the magnetic properties of the acceptor system. This indicates that a model of hierarchically coupled spin pairs with renormalized interactions can provide a quantitative description of the magnetic behavior of acceptors as well as donors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)513-516
Number of pages4
JournalSolid State Communications
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1986
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry


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