With a novel organization scheme, the search for a specific line is greatly simplified as a benefit for researchers and students.
In order to meet the interest in the understanding of the spectra, structure assignments for 80 % of the lines are given, of which 15 % only were published before. The majority of the structures for the 300 centers is explained in most cases for the first time.
A key instrument in the interpretation is the analysis by donor-acceptor pair transitions. In a special chapter 95 such centers are listed and discussed, of which only two have been published before, the first one by the present author in 1994.
Table of ContentsIntroduction.- Spectral Lines in Natural Diamond.- Spectral Lines in High Pressure Synthetic Diamond (HPHT).- Spectral Lines in Low Pressure Synthetic Diamond (CVD).- Spectral Lines in Modified Diamond (Irradiation, Heat, etc.- Spectral Lines in Diamond-Related Material: DLC, Lonsdaleite, etc.- Spectral Line Shifts from Substituted and Natural Isotopes.- Intrinsic Defects in Diamond.- Impurity Defects.- Donor-Acceptor Pair Transitions in Diamond.- Phonon Sidebands. Local and Quasilocal Modes.- Modification of Diamond by Irradiation and Heat.- Isotopic Line Shifts in Diamond.- Spectroscopic Discrimination between Natural and Synthetic Diamond.- Conclusions and Outlook.