Hot electron transport effects in lead telluride

G. P. Carver, B. B. Houston, J. R. Burke, D. K. Ferry

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Velocity-electric field characteristics and evidence for travelling high field domains are reported for hot-electron conduction in single crystal epitaxial films of n-PbTe. Measurements were performed at 77 K, using nanosecond pulse techniques. Contact effects cause differences in the shape of the velocity-field curve and also possibly in the nature of high-field current instabilities. Pulsed Hall measurements reveal substantial time-dependent carrier generation and may indicate the presence of high-field domains.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1089-1095
Number of pages7
JournalSolid State Communications
Issue number11
StatePublished - Dec 1976

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry


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