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Volume 17 (1995), Issue 4, Pages 253-255

Magnetic Susceptibility of Tetrahedrally Bonded Amorphous Semiconductors

C./Julio Palacios, 11, 9ºB, Madrid 28029, Spain

Received 5 August 1994; Accepted 7 September 1994

Copyright © 1995 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A special theoretical formulation on the magnetic susceptibility of tetrahedral amorphous semiconductors is proposed. This formulation is based upon a Wannier representation involving two terms: a diamagnetic term and a paramagnetic contribution. In addition, electron-spin resonance referred to amorphous silicon is considered.