The structural and optical properties of α-quartz cluster with oxygen-deficiency centers (ODCs) defects have been investigated based on the density functional theory (DFT). For cluster models with ODC(I) defect, with the increasing of cluster size and shape, the equilibrium length of Si-Si bond decreases. The excitation peaks of cluster models with ODC(I) defect are from 6.87 eV to 7.39 eV, while the excitation peaks of cluster models with ODC(II) defect are from 5.20 eV to 5.47 eV. We also study the interconversion between ODCs (≡Si-Si≡ bond and divalent Si) induced by UV irradiation. Our study predicted the existence of a metastable structure of ODC(I) for the first time in literature. Our results are in good agreement with the previous results and provide strong theoretical support to the viability of the processes.
Li, Y., Chen, X., Yang, C., Wu, L., & Zhang, R. (2018). Structural and Optical Properties of α -Quartz Cluster with Oxygen-Deficiency Centers. Advances in Condensed Matter Physics, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/2564803