Critical concentration of hot carriers in a quasi-two-dimensional semiconductor

D. K. Ferry

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The critical concentration of hot carriers necessary to maintain a Maxwellian for the isotropic part of the distribution function is calculated in an asymptotic approximation. The results are applied to electrons in an inversion layer at the surface of silicon.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)243-244
Number of pages2
JournalPhysics Letters A
Issue number3
StatePublished - Feb 21 1977


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