This paper summarizes the 'first-principles' calculations of the vibrational properties of impurities, which are critical to the optical identification of defects. The issue of temperature control for non-equilibrium molecular dynamics (NEMD) is discussed. Applications of NEMD include the calculations of the temperature-dependence of vibrational lifetimes and of the thermal conductivity of semiconductors as a function of their impurity content.
- Non-equilibrium molecular dynamics
- Optical and thermal properties of impurities