Interelectronic collisions and electron-optical phonon interactions in polar semiconductors: A criterion for the electron temperature model

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Abstract

In this letter a new criterion for the electron temperature model in polar semiconductors is proposed. This criterion accounts for the low energy e-e interaction which replenishes the depletion of electrons caused by intense optical phonon emission above the phonon energy h {combining short stroke overlay}ω. It shows that a maxwellian distribution can hardly be achieved at all in the presence of polar optical phonon scattering and non-equilibrium conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)335-338
Number of pages4
JournalPhysics Letters A
Volume99
Issue number6-7
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 12 1983

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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