Semi-Classical Boltzmann Transport Theory in Semiconductors

  • D. K. Ferry
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSB, volume 52)


The over-riding theoretical problem in hot electron behavior remains that of trying to understand the manner in which the distribution function of the electrons is modified by the presence of the electric field. This is true whether we are dealing with a bulk material or the current response in a device. It is also a formidable experimental problem [see, e.g., Bauer (1974)].


Boltzmann Transport Equation Momentum Balance Equation Momentum Relaxation Time Legendre Expansion Transient Response Time 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. K. Ferry
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  1. 1.Colorado State UniversityFort CollinsUSA

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