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Hole initiated impact ionization in indium antimonide

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The impact ionization in p-type indium antimonide at 77 K was investigated both experimentally and theoretically. The dc pulse measurements with the time resolution of 50 ps and the high-field Hall measurements produced clear evidence that the impact ionization inp-InSb is initiated by equilibrium holes. The calculated hole generation rate gives good agreement with the experimental results.

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Adomaitis, E., Dobrovolskis, Z. & Krotkus, A. Hole initiated impact ionization in indium antimonide. Appl. Phys. A 38, 145–149 (1985). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00620466

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