Theory of transient high-field conductivity in polar semiconductors

J. P. Leburton, R. Evrard

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The transient high-field conductivity of a simple model of polar semiconductors is studied. In this model, it is assumed that the only possible scattering mechanisms is the emission of longitudinal optical (LO) phonons. The time-dependent Boltzmann equation is solved analytically. The behavior of the distribution function is shown for a short period of time after the electric field is applied.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)323-335
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Low Temperature Physics
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Jul 1978
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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