Special Issue "Defects in Crystals"
A special issue of Crystals (ISSN 2073-4352).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2020).
Interests: semiconductors, transmission electron microscopy, extended defects, nitrides, wurtzite structure
Defects in crystals may affect the mechanical, chemical and electrical properties of materials and are therefore subject to intense theoretical and experimental studies. Dislocations in the optoelectronic heterostructures act as non-recombination centres and may lead to device degradation. Vacancies may agglomerate into voids and affect the mechanical properties of crystals. The extended and point defects may be introduced for various reasons, which include the relaxation of mismatch strains in epitaxial structures, mistakes during the growth process or during post-growth treatment. The elimination of the defects is only possible when we understand the mechanisms of their introduction. This Special Issue of Crystals is devoted to theoretical and experimental studies of defects and successful methods of eliminating them. Authors are encouraged to submit their manuscripts covering the topics expressed in the keywords below.
Dr. Julita Smalc-Koziorowska
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- extended defects
- point defects
- epitaxial growth
- defect elimination
- strain relaxation mechanism