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Sources of Fluxes of Energy, Heat, and Diffusion Heat in a Bipolar Semiconductor: Influence of Nonequilibrium Charge Carriers

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The equations of energy balance, heat balance, and diffusion heat balance are obtained for a bipolar semiconductor. The roles of nonequilibrium charge carriers and the recombination in the heat transport are established. The expressions for the sources of energy fluxes, heat fluxes, and diffusion heat fluxes are discussed. Both radiative and nonradiative recombinations are studied.

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Authors wish to thank CONACYT-Mexico for partial financial support. I.L. thanks SIP-IPN, Mexico for partial financial support.

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Gurevich, Y.G., Lashkevych, I. Sources of Fluxes of Energy, Heat, and Diffusion Heat in a Bipolar Semiconductor: Influence of Nonequilibrium Charge Carriers. Int J Thermophys 34, 341–349 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10765-013-1416-0

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