Journal of Low Temperature Physics

, Volume 32, Issue 1–2, pp 323–335 | Cite as

Theory of transient high-field conductivity in polar semiconductors

  • J. P. Leburton
  • R. Evrard

The transient high-field conductivity of a simple model of polar semiconductors is studied. In this model, it is assumed that the only possible scattering mechanisms is the emission of longitudinal optical (LO) phonons. The time-dependent Boltzmann equation is solved analytically. The behavior of the distribution function is shown for a short period of time after the electric field is applied.


Distribution Function Simple Model Magnetic Material Boltzmann Equation Longitudinal Optical 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. P. Leburton
    • 1
  • R. Evrard
    • 1
  1. 1.Université de Liège, Institut de PhysiqueLiègeBelgium

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