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Optical charging of real surface of germanium over a wide range of temperatures

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A study is made of the charging of a real germanium surface under the effect of light. Mechanisms of electron and hole transport from germanium to the oxide layer are discussed. Conclusions are drawn as to the nature of the deep electron and hole traps in the oxide.

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Translated from Izvestiya Vysshikh Uchebnykh Zavedenii, Fizika, No. 5, pp. 36–41, May, 1979.

In conclusion the authors wish to thank V. F. Kiselev for his discussion of the paper and his useful comments.

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Kashkarov, P.K., Kozlov, S.N. Optical charging of real surface of germanium over a wide range of temperatures. Soviet Physics Journal 22, 487–490 (1979). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00893237

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  • Oxide
  • Oxide Layer
  • Germanium
  • Real Surface
  • Hole Transport