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Carrier Diffusion Processes

  • Karlheinz Seeger
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Part of the Springer Series in Solid-State Sciences book series (SSSOL, volume 40)

Abstract

The discussion of (4.10.8-11) has shown that a temperature gradient in a conductor yields a concentration gradient ∇ r n with the effect of a diffusion current j = −eD n r n, where D n is proportional to the electron mobility due to the Einstein relation (4.10.12). In this chapter we will investigate the diffusion of injected carriers in local variations in the type of doping, which is so typical for p-n junctions and transistors.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Karlheinz Seeger
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.WienAustria
  2. 2.Institut für MaterialphysikUniversität WienWienAustria

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