Theory of Defects in Si: Past, Present, and Challenges

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Abstract

Defects greatly affect the mechanical, electrical, optical, and magnetic properties of materials, especially semiconductors [1, 2]. There are many different types of defects, ranging from extended structures (e.g., grain boundaries, interfaces, dislocations, and precipitates), to complexes, to isolated native defects or impurities. The focus in this chapter is on localized defects such as vacancies, self-interstitials, isolated impurities, pairs and small complexes. These nanometer-size defects play many important roles and are the building blocks of larger defect structures. Understanding the properties of defects begins at this scale.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpringer Series in Materials Science
PublisherSpringer-Verlag
Pages61-78
Number of pages18
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009

Publication series

NameSpringer Series in Materials Science
Volume106
ISSN (Print)0933-033X
ISSN (Electronic)2196-2812

Keywords

  • Dynamical Matrix
  • Electron Paramagnetic Resonance
  • Host Crystal
  • Molecular Dynamic Simulation
  • Solid State Phys

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