, Volume 79, Issue 1, pp 125–136

Electron transport in wurtzite InN


DOI: 10.1007/s12043-012-0294-5

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EL-ELA, F.M.A. & EL-ASSY, B.M. Pramana - J Phys (2012) 79: 125. doi:10.1007/s12043-012-0294-5


Using ensemble Monte Carlo simulation technique, we have calculated the transport properties of InN such as the drift velocity, the drift mobility, the average electron, energy relaxation times and momentum relaxation times at high electric field. The scattering mechanisms included scattering mechanisms are polar optical phonon, ionized impurity, acoustic phonon and intervalley phonon. It is found that the maximum peak velocity only occurs when the electric field is increased to a value above a certain critical field. This critical field is strongly dependent on InN parameters. The steady-state transport parameters are in fair agreement with other recent calculations.


InN transportmobilityenergy and momentum relaxationimpurity scattering



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Physics, Faculty of GirlsAin Shams UniversityCairoEgypt