STUDY OF NON-RADIATIVE RECOMBINATION PROCESSES IN SEMICONDUCTORS.
Final rept. 7 Jul-30 Sep 67,
HEWLETT-PACKARD CO PALO ALTO CALIF SOLID STATE LAB
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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
- Solid State Physics