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Nonradiative Recombination in Semiconductors - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444888549, 9780444600820

Nonradiative Recombination in Semiconductors, Volume 33

1st Edition

Authors: V.N. Abakumov V.I. Perel I.N. Yassievich
eBook ISBN: 9780444600820
Imprint: North Holland
Published Date: 26th July 1991
Page Count: 336
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Table of Contents

Preface to the series. Preface. Introduction. Chapters 1. Phenomenological theory of recombination. 2. Impurity centers. 3. Cascade capture by isolated attractive centers. 4. One-quantum transitions. 5. Experimental data on capture by attractive centers in Ge and Si. 6. Reciprocal influence of impurity centers. 7. Capture limited by diffusion. 8. Capture by repulsive centers. 9. Multiphonon capture and thermal emission. 10. Thermal emission and capture in an electric field. 11. Auger recombination. 12. Impurity Auger processes. Appendices. References. Author index. Subject index. Materials index. Cumulative index.


In recent years, great progress has been made in the understanding
of recombination processes controlling the number of excess
free carriers in semiconductors under nonequilibrium conditions.
As a result, it is now possible to give a comprehensive
theoretical description of these processes. The authors have
selected a number of experimental results which elucidate the
underlying physical problems and enable a test of theoretical

The following topics are dealt with: phenomenological theory of
recombination, theoretical models of shallow and deep localized
states, cascade model of carrier capture by impurity centers,
capture restricted by diffusion, multiphonon processes, Auger
processes, effect of electric field on capture and thermal
emission of carriers.


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About the Authors

V.N. Abakumov

V.I. Perel

I.N. Yassievich

Affiliations and Expertise

A.F. Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute, Academy of Sciences of the USSR, Leningrad, U.S.S.R.