Accession Number:

AD0667743

Title:

STUDY OF NON-RADIATIVE RECOMBINATION PROCESSES IN SEMICONDUCTORS.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 7 Jul-30 Sep 67,

Corporate Author:

HEWLETT-PACKARD CO PALO ALTO CALIF SOLID STATE LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-02-28

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

Mechanisms of non-radiative recombination processes in semiconductors have been investigated. Two major areas are dealt with. The first are Auger processes the second are multiphonon processes. Twenty different mechanisms of Auger processes are outlined and discussed. The case for multiphonon non-radiative transitions points towards multiphonons of the resonance type, known to be associated with very heavy substitutional impurities. It is shown that such phonons could and probably do contribute significantly to some non-radiative processes. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE