Temperature dependence of the C13 hyperfine structure of the negatively charged nitrogen-vacancy center in diamond

M. S.J. Barson, P. Reddy, S. Yang, N. B. Manson, J. Wrachtrup, M. W. Doherty

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The nitrogen-vacancy (NV) center is a well utilized system for quantum technology, in particular quantum sensing and microscopy. Fully employing the NV center's capabilities for metrology requires a strong understanding of the behavior of the NV center with respect to changing temperature. Here, we probe the NV electronic spin density as the surrounding crystal temperature changes from 10 K to 700 K by examining the hyperfine interactions with a nearest-neighbor C13. These results are corroborated with ab initio calculations and demonstrate that the change in hyperfine interaction is small and dominated by a change in the hybridization of the orbitals constituting the spin density, thus indicating that the defect and local crystal geometry is returning towards an undistorted structure at higher temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Article number094101
Number of pages7
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 4 Mar 2019
Externally publishedYes

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