Publication: Revisiting point defects in ionic solids and semiconductors
The study of point defects in non-metallic crystals has become relevant for an increasing number of materials applications. Progress requires a foundation of consistent definitions and terminology. This Comment clarifies the underlying definitions of point defects, encourages the correct use of relative charge for their description and emphasizes their recognition as quasiparticles.
Authors: Roger De Souza, George Harrington
Published on: June 29, 2023