The Structure of Isolated Impurity States

  • Boris I. Shklovskii
  • Alex L. Efros
Part of the Springer Series in Solid-State Sciences book series (SSSOL, volume 45)


This chapter is a brief introduction to the theory of impurity centers in semiconductors. The reader interested in more detail is recommended a review by Kohn [1.1], the more recent one by Bassani et al. [1.2], and the book by Bir and Pikus [1.3].


Wave Function Impurity Level Impurity State Impurity Center Heavy Hole 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Boris I. Shklovskii
    • 1
  • Alex L. Efros
    • 1
  1. 1.A.F. IOFFE Physico-Technical InstituteAcademy of Sciences of the USSRLeningradUSSR

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