Accession Number : AD0680352

Title :   EXACT SOLUTION OF A ONE-DIMENSIONAL ELECTRICAL TRANSPORT PROBLEM WITH ELASTIC AND INELASTIC SCATTERING,

Corporate Author : BOEING SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH LABS SEATTLE WASH

Personal Author(s) : Gerwin,Richard A.

Report Date : NOV 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 51

Abstract : A gas of charged particles making both elastic and inelastic collisions is assumed to be in a uniform steady state in a uniform steady electric field. Supposing that the gas obeys a one-dimensional Boltzmann equation, this equation is solved exactly for the case of energy-independent elastic and inelastic mean free paths, together with the assumption of isotropic scattering. The gas drift velocity and gas temperature are then obtained from the velocity distribution, their dependences on electric field strength are displayed. The results are in good qualitative agreement with other theories and with experiments on N-type Germanium at liquid Nitrogen temperature. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SEMICONDUCTORS, KINETIC THEORY), TRANSPORT PROPERTIES, ELECTRIC FIELDS, INTERACTIONS, VELOCITY, GERMANIUM

Subject Categories : Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE