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An alternative approach to charge transport in semiconducting electrodesThe excess-carrier charge transport through the space-charge region of a semiconducting electrode is analyzed by a technique known as the flux method. In this approach reflection and transmission coefficients appropriate for a sheet of uniform semiconducting material describe its transport properties. A review is presented of the flux method showing that the results for a semiconductor electrode reduce in a limiting case to those previously found by Gaertner if the depletion layer is treated as a perfectly transmitting medium in which scattering and recombination are ignored. Then, in the framework of the flux method the depletion layer is considered more realistically by explicitly taking into account scattering and recombination processes which occur in this region.
Document ID
19810037741
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
External Source(s)
Authors
Thomchick, J. (Old Dominion University Norfolk, Va., United States)
Buoncristiani, A. M. (Christopher Newport College Newport News, Va., United States)
Date Acquired
August 11, 2013
Publication Date
December 1, 1980
Publication Information
Publication: Journal of Applied Physics
Volume: 51
Subject Category
ELECTRONICS AND ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NSG-1514
Distribution Limits
Public
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