1. Point Defects

  1. Richard J. D. Tilley Emeritus Professor

Published Online: 29 FEB 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470380758.ch1

Defects in Solids

Defects in Solids

How to Cite

Tilley, R. J. D. (2008) Point Defects, in Defects in Solids, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470380758.ch1

Author Information

  1. University of Cardiff, Wales, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 FEB 2008
  2. Published Print: 26 SEP 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470077948

Online ISBN: 9780470380758



  • point defect;
  • “effective charge” on defect;
  • antisite defect


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Point and Electronic Defects in Crystalline Solids

  • Electronic Properties: Doped Silicon and Germanium as Examples

  • Optical Properties: F Centers and Ruby as Examples

  • Bulk Properties

  • Thermoelectric Properties: The Seebeck Coefficient as an Example

  • Point Defect Notation

  • Charges on Defects

  • Balanced Populations of Point Defects: Schottky and Frenkel Defects

  • Antisite Defects

  • Defect Formation and Reaction Equations

  • Combinations of Point Defects in Pure Materials

  • Structural Consequences of Point Defect Populations

  • Answers to Introductory Questions

  • Problems and Exercises

  • References

  • Further Reading