Hot electron transport effects in lead telluride

G. P. Carver, B. B. Houston, J. R. Burke, D. K. Ferry

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Abstract

Velocity-electric field characteristics and evidence for travelling high field domains are reported for hot-electron conduction in single crystal epitaxial films of n-PbTe. Measurements were performed at 77 K, using nanosecond pulse techniques. Contact effects cause differences in the shape of the velocity-field curve and also possibly in the nature of high-field current instabilities. Pulsed Hall measurements reveal substantial time-dependent carrier generation and may indicate the presence of high-field domains.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1089-1095
Number of pages7
JournalSolid State Communications
Volume20
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - 1976
Externally publishedYes

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lead tellurides
Hot electrons
hot electrons
Lead
Epitaxial films
velocity distribution
Electric fields
Single crystals
conduction
electric fields
causes
single crystals
curves
pulses
Electron Transport

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Carver, G. P., Houston, B. B., Burke, J. R., & Ferry, D. K. (1976). Hot electron transport effects in lead telluride. Solid State Communications, 20(11), 1089-1095. https://doi.org/10.1016/0038-1098(76)90788-2

Hot electron transport effects in lead telluride. / Carver, G. P.; Houston, B. B.; Burke, J. R.; Ferry, D. K.

In: Solid State Communications, Vol. 20, No. 11, 1976, p. 1089-1095.

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Carver, GP, Houston, BB, Burke, JR & Ferry, DK 1976, 'Hot electron transport effects in lead telluride', Solid State Communications, vol. 20, no. 11, pp. 1089-1095. https://doi.org/10.1016/0038-1098(76)90788-2
Carver, G. P. ; Houston, B. B. ; Burke, J. R. ; Ferry, D. K. / Hot electron transport effects in lead telluride. In: Solid State Communications. 1976 ; Vol. 20, No. 11. pp. 1089-1095.
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