Temperature-dependent luminescence from the electron-hole liquid in Ge

G. A. Thomas, T. G. Phillips, T. M. Rice, J. C. Hensel

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Abstract

Detailed measurements of luminescence lines from optically pumped germanium lead to the determination of the temperature variation of the carrier density and binding energy of an electron-hole liquid. A metallic model of this liquid provides a quantitative description of the data and allows a determination of the compressibility of the liquid.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)386-389
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume31
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1973
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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