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The Capture of Electrons by Negatively Charged Impurity Atoms in N-Type Germanium

  • E. F. El-Wahidy
  • A. G. Mironov

Abstract

It is well known that the capture of an electron by an impurity atom is governed by two factors; (1) the electric charge on the impurity atom, and (2) the way in which the electron loses energy in its transition from the conduction band to a captured state. We have studied the dependence of capture rate on the external electric field at law temperature (20°K) for n-Ge containing gold centres as impurities.

Keywords

Applied Electric Field Impurity Atom Optical Phonon Capture Rate Acoustical Phonon 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. F. El-Wahidy
    • 1
  • A. G. Mironov
    • 2
  1. 1.Alexandria UniversityEgypt
  2. 2.Moscow State UniversityU.S.S.R.

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