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Path Integrals pp 493-500 | Cite as

Current Saturation in Cds

  • Stephen J. Nettel
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSB, volume 34)

Abstract

A calculation of the high electric fields found in domains beyond the onset of current saturation in piezoelectric semi-conductors is outlined. The calculation is a first principles one, deriving from Feynman’s exact polaron mobility formula. Special attention is given to explaining the motives behind an iteration scheme, that uses a classical like, constant drift velocity path as a zero-order approximation. The electrons are found to bunch in drifting localized potentials.

Keywords

Drift Velocity High Electric Field Current Saturation Oscillator State Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephen J. Nettel
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  1. 1.Department of PhysicsRensselaer Polytechnic InstituteTroyUSA

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