This introductory chapter begins with a summary of the developments of the theory of defects in semiconductors in the past 50 years. This is followed by an overview of single-particle methods and today's first-principles approach, rooted in density-functional theory. Much more detail about this theory and the approximations it involves is found in subsequent chapters. The last section discusses the various contributions to this book.
|Title of host publication||Theory of Defects in Semiconductors|
|Editors||David Drabold, Stefan Estreicher|
|Number of pages||18|
|State||Published - Oct 27 2006|
|Name||Topics in Applied Physics|