Accession Number : AD0710600

Title :   A STUDY OF THE ANOMALOUS HALL EFFECT IN THE CHALCOGENIDE SEMICONDUCTOR GLASS SYSTEMS.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Kurtz,Dennis W.

Report Date : FEB 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 80

Abstract : A study of one of the groups of amorphous semiconductors, the chalcogenide glasses, was made. From a review of existing literature, the physicochemical, electrical, thermal and optical properties of several of the typical glasses are presented quantitatively and discussed qualitatively. Several of the unusual features of the theorized band structure in these disordered systems are discussed. Several explanations of the Hall effect-Seebeck effect anomalies are reviewed. These include postulates on ambipolar and impurity-type conduction, as well as those on second phases and potential barriers. Several recommendations for further studies are given.

Descriptors :   (*SEMICONDUCTORS, *SOLID SOLUTIONS), (*HALL EFFECT, ANOMALIES), SEEBECK EFFECT, ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY, BAND THEORY OF SOLIDS, CHALCOGENS, THERMAL PROPERTIES, OPTICAL PROPERTIES, GLASS, THESES

Subject Categories : Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE