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Defects in Semiconductors
Gordon Research Conference

Fundamental Research on Defects: Enabling Technological Advances in Semiconductor-Based Devices

Dates

August 14-19, 2016

Location

Colby-Sawyer College
New London, NH

Organizers

Chair:
Martin Brandt

Vice Chair:
Mary Ellen Zvanut

Meeting Description

The functionality of semiconductor devices depends critically on dopants and defects. Therefore, a detailed understanding of their fundamental physics and chemistry is mandatory for the creation of new game-changing electronic devices. A prominent example is the development of blue light emitting diodes, which was honored with the Nobel Prize in 2014. This Gordon Research Conference is the unique biannual opportunity to discuss defects across all semiconductor materials and applications in an off-the-record format. It will bring together early career researchers and leading experts from academia, industry and national labs at the conference-friendly facilities and relaxing atmosphere of Colby-Sawyer College. The meeting will address the theoretical basics, the characterization and the utility of point, line and extended defects in a broad range of topical materials. This includes defects in wide bandgap nitride, oxide, and carbide semiconductors. Novel two-dimensional materials such as transition metal dichalcogenides and other graphene analogues will be discussed along with new materials for photovoltaics, in particular perovskites. Applications of these materials range from electronics for power generation, power distribution, and lighting to spintronics and quantum information processing. Materials relevant for photocatalysis will also be addressed.

The Gordon Research Conference is complemented since 2014 by a highly successful Gordon Research Seminar designed by and for graduate students and post-docs. The two-day GRS precedes the GRC, acclimates young scientists to the unique style of Gordon Conferences and encourages them to share and present their ideas to their peers. GRS participants are expected to also attend the GRC.

Related Meeting

This GRC was held in conjunction with the "Defects in Semiconductors" Gordon Research Seminar (GRS). Refer to the associated GRS program page for more information.

Contributors

Final Meeting Program

Sunday
2:00 pm - 9:00 pmArrival and Check-in
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmWelcome / Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff
7:40 pm - 9:30 pmAlternatives to the NV Center in Diamond
Discussion Leader: Jeffrey McCallum (University of Melbourne, Australia)
7:40 pm - 7:50 pmIntroduction by Discussion Leader
7:50 pm - 8:25 pmHelena Knowles (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom)
"Controlling Few-Spin Systems in Diamond"
8:25 pm - 8:40 pmDiscussion
8:40 pm - 9:15 pmAdam Gali (Wigner Research Centre for Physics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary)
"Ab-Initio Theory on Defects Acting as Qubits"
9:15 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Monday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmOxides: Vacancies, Hydrogen and Polarons
Discussion Leaders: Michael Stavola (Lehigh University, USA) and Elif Ertekin (University of Illinois, USA)
9:00 am - 9:10 amIntroduction by Discussion Leader
9:10 am - 9:45 amJan Stehr (Linkoping University, Sweden)
"The Zinc Vacancy-Donor Complex: A Relevant Compensating Center in n-Type ZnO"
9:45 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:30 amCoffee Break
10:30 am - 10:40 amIntroduction by Discussion Leader
10:40 am - 11:15 amEduard Lavrov (Technische Universität Dresden, Germany)
"Hydrogen in ZnO and TiO2"
11:15 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 11:40 amIntroduction by Discussion Leader
11:40 am - 12:15 pmChris Van De Walle (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA)
"Point Defects, Impurities, and Small Hole Polarons in the Rare-Earth Titanates"
12:15 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
3:00 pm - 4:00 pmPower Hour
The GRC Power Hour is an optional informal gathering open to all meeting participants. It is designed to help address the challenges women face in science and support the professional growth of women in our communities by providing an open forum for discussion and mentoring.
Organizer: Mary Ellen Zvanut (University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA)
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmAdvances in Defect Spectroscopy
Discussion Leader: Kohei Itoh (Keio University, Japan)
7:30 pm - 7:50 pmIntroduction by Discussion Leader
7:50 pm - 8:25 pmRoger Lichti (Texas Tech University, USA)
"Shallow States of Hydrogen: Recent Muonium Results"
8:25 pm - 8:40 pmDiscussion
8:40 pm - 9:15 pmJohn Morton (University College London, United Kingdom)
"Reaching the Quantum Limit of Sensitivity in Electron Spin Resonance"
9:15 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Tuesday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmInterface Defects/Luminescence in Group-III Nitrides
Discussion Leaders: Marilia Caldas (Instituto de Física da Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil) and Evan Glaser (U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, USA)
9:00 am - 9:10 amIntroduction by Discussion Leader
9:10 am - 9:45 amPeter Broqvist (Uppsala University, Sweden)
"Defects at Oxide Interfaces"
9:45 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:40 amGroup Photo / Coffee Break
10:40 am - 10:50 amIntroduction by Discussion Leader
10:50 am - 11:25 amJoy McNamara (Savannah River National Laboratory, USA)
"Discovering the Origin of Point Defects in GaN by Time-Resolved Photoluminescence"
11:25 am - 11:40 amDiscussion
11:40 am - 12:15 pmYasumi Fujiwara (Osaka University, Japan)
"Eu-Doped GaN for Highly Efficient Wavelength-Stable Red LEDs"
12:15 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Quantum Properties of Dopants in Silicon
Discussion Leader: Paul Maria Koenraad (Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands)
7:30 pm - 7:50 pmIntroduction by Discussion Leader
7:50 pm - 8:25 pmNeil Curson (University College London, United Kingdom)
"Scanning Tunnelling Microscopy of Dopants in Silicon for Quantum Technologies"
8:25 pm - 8:40 pmDiscussion
8:40 pm - 9:15 pmStephanie Simmons (Simon Fraser University, Canada)
"A Photonic Platform for Donor Spin Qubits in Silicon"
9:15 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Wednesday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmThe Role of Defects in Photocatalysis and Novel 2D Materials
Discussion Leader: Ian Sharp (Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA)
9:00 am - 9:15 amIntroduction by Discussion Leader
9:15 am - 9:50 amHannu-Pekka Komsa (Aalto University, Finland)
"Formation Energies and Defect Levels of Charged Defects in 2D Materials"
9:50 am - 10:05 amDiscussion
10:05 am - 10:35 amCoffee Break
10:35 am - 10:50 amIntroduction by Discussion Leader
10:50 am - 11:25 amLuca Bertoluzzi (Jaume I University, Spain)
"Surface-State-Assisted Charge Transfer and Recombination Processes at the Semiconductor/Electrolyte Interface"
11:25 am - 11:40 amDiscussion
11:40 am - 12:15 pmKevin Sivula (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland)
"Passivating Defects in Solution-Processed 2D Semiconductors for Solar Energy Conversion"
12:15 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:00 pm - 7:30 pmBusiness Meeting
Nominations for the Next Vice Chair; Fill in Conference Evaluation Forms; Discuss Future Site and Scheduling Preferences; Election of the Next Vice Chair
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmColor Centers for Quantum Applications in ZnO and SiC
Discussion Leader: Vladimir Dyakonov (Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg, Germany)
7:30 pm - 7:50 pmIntroduction by Discussion Leader
7:50 pm - 8:25 pmGregory Fuchs (Cornell University, USA)
"Optical and Electronic Properties of Single Defects in ZnO"
8:25 pm - 8:40 pmDiscussion
8:40 pm - 9:15 pmJean Louis Cantin (Institut des NanoSciences de Paris, Université Pierre-et-Marie-Curie, France)
"Facts and Perspectives: NV Centers in SiC"
9:15 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Thursday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmPhotovoltaics: Stability of Si- and Perovskite-Based Solar Cells
Discussion Leaders: Anderson Janotti (University of Delaware, USA) and Shengbai Zhang (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA)
9:00 am - 9:15 amIntroduction by Discussion Leader
9:15 am - 9:50 amAron Walsh (University of Bath, United Kingdom)
"Imperfect Solar Cells: Dynamic Defects in Hybrid Halide Perovskites"
9:50 am - 10:05 amDiscussion
10:05 am - 10:35 amCoffee Break
10:35 am - 10:50 amIntroduction by Discussion Leader
10:50 am - 11:25 amJeanette Lindroos (Karlstad University, Sweden)
"Non-Uniform Light-Induced Degradation in Multicrystalline Silicon Solar Cells"
11:25 am - 11:40 amDiscussion
11:40 am - 12:15 pmGiso Hahn (University of Konstanz, Germany)
"BO-Correlated Defects: Avoiding Degradation of Bulk Lifetime in Crystalline Si by Regeneration"
12:15 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmKeynote Session: Perspectives of the Theory of Defects
Discussion Leader: Martin Brandt (Technical University of Munich, Germany)
7:30 pm - 7:45 pmIntroduction by Discussion Leader
7:45 pm - 8:35 pmStefan Estreicher (Texas Tech University, USA)
"Theory and Theorists at Our GRC"
8:35 pm - 8:55 pmDiscussion
8:55 pm - 9:15 pmGeneral Discussion
9:15 pm - 9:30 pmClosing Remarks
Friday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 amDeparture
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