How big is a point defect?

Townsend, Peter D (2001) How big is a point defect? Radiation Effects and Defects in Solids: Incorporating Plasma Science and Plasma Technology, 155 (1-4). pp. 11-16. ISSN 1042-0150

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Discussions of colour centres are often phrased in terms of isolated and highly localised defects or dopant sites. Increasing experimental sensitivity suggests long range interactions, large scale “local” distortions, complexes, clustering, nanoparticles etc. are in fact prevalent. Indeed there may never be any region of a material which is free of the influence of imperfections. The annealing of highly disordered materials similarly shows immense variation depending on the scale of the initial disorder. This review considers how the current situation has arisen, and its implications for future discussions.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Engineering and Design
Depositing User: Peter Townsend
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 18:44
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2012 08:11
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