Minority Carrier Transport in ZnO and Related Materials

  • Elena Flitsyian
  • Zinovy Dashevsky
  • Leonid Chernyak
Part of the Springer Series in Materials Science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 156)


Transport properties of minority carriers in ZnO and related compounds are of critical importance for the functionality of bipolar devices. This review summarizes the available information on the subject of minority carrier transport in ZnO-based semiconductors, focusing on its temperature dependence and the dynamics of nonequilibrium carrier recombination. The influence of deep traps on minority carrier diffusion length and lifetime is discussed. The experimental results, showing the impact of minority carrier transport on the performance of bipolar devices, as well as a discussion of techniques, used for measurements of the minority carrier diffusion length and lifetime, are provided.


Diffusion Length Minority Carrier Carrier Lifetime Minority Carrier Lifetime Nonequilibrium Carrier 
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This research is partially supported by the National Science Foundation (ECCS #0900971), US-Israel Binational Science Foundation (award #2008328) and NATO (SfP #981939).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elena Flitsyian
    • 1
  • Zinovy Dashevsky
    • 2
  • Leonid Chernyak
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of Central FloridaOrlandoUSA
  2. 2.Department of Materials EngineeringBen-Gurion University of the NegevBeer-ShevaIsrael

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