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Extended Defects in Semiconductors 2014


September 14-19,2014, Göttingen, Germany

The 17th International Conference on Extended Defects in Semiconductors was held  from September 14 to 19, 2014, at the Faculty of Physics at Georg-August-University Göttingen, Germany. The biennial conference series on Extended Defects in Semiconductors started with a meeting in Hünfeld, Germany, in 1978. Subsequent meetings took place in France, Greece, Great Britain, Germany, Italy, Poland, and Russia. EDS conferences are known for excellent presentations and lively discussions in a stimulating scientific atmosphere.
EDS-2014 targets at bringing together experts on fundamental and applied research on structural defects in current and future semiconducting material systems, their nanostructures and devices.



  • Thin films and heterostructures
  • Low-dimensional systems and related defects: semiconductor nanocrystals, quantum wells, quantum dots, nanowires
  • Extended defects in C-related materials (incl. graphen)
  • Interface structures and defect interaction
  • Doping-, irradiation-, and implantation-induced defects
  • Electronic structure of defects
  • Defect engineering, strain engineering
  • Mechanical properties and dislocation dynamics
  • Role of defects in opto-electronic and magnetic properties
  • Degradation mechanisms in semiconductor devices
  • Atomistic and multiscale simulations, modeling approaches of defects, interfaces and nanostructures
  • Advanced characterisation techniques and methods for the investigation of semiconductor materials, in-situ imaging and analysis
  • Semiconductor hybrid systems, e.g. for biological and medical applications
  • Interaction of point and extended defects, point defect agglomeration
  • Materials for solar energy conversion and energy storage

Oral and poster sessions are scheduled. Each poster session will begin with two minutes oral presentation of each contribution summarizing the key aspects of the work. We particularly encourage attendance by graduate students, post-docs, and early career scientists in the field.


Michael Seibt (Chair)        Martin Kittler (Co-Chair)