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The mechanism of self-diffusion in silicon is still under debate. Open questions  include: (i) Are the interstitial atoms the prime mediators of self-diffusion? (ii) What is the speciﬁc mechanism by which the interstitials operate? (iii) What is the value of the interstitial formation energy? Quantum mechanical methods are well suited to determine defect formation energies. 5 eV . Quasiparticle methods such as the GW approximation reduce the self-interaction error in DFT and are expected to improve the accuracy of the interstitial formation energies.
Fac. finite-size correction (this work) (this work)   (this work) Ref. 2 DMC Si defect formation energies. Varying parameters and improved methods produce values for each defect that lie within two standard deviations of each other although the energetic ordering of the defects varies. All calculations use DFT-LDA to produce the orbitals in the Slater determinant. com) DMC total energies with varying (imaginary) time steps for bulk silicon and the X defect. 1 HaÀ1. Note that these energies include no finite-size or pseudopotential corrections and thus differ in value from those in Fig.
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