Defect theory: An armchair history

David A. Drabold, Stefan K. Estreicher

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTheory of Defects in Semiconductors
EditorsDavid Drabold, Stefan Estreicher
Number of pages18
StatePublished - Oct 27 2006

Publication series

NameTopics in Applied Physics
ISSN (Print)0303-4216
ISSN (Electronic)1437-0859


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