The electron-hole fluid in semiconductors

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Abstract

The phase diagram of the electron-hole fluid in photoexcited semiconductors at low temperatures remains partially a mystery. In the best-understood case, germanium, new results indicate that the phase diagram differs from that of simple fluids. A related discovery is that the exciton description of the gas breaks down near the Mott density.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)561-568
Number of pages8
JournalIl Nuovo Cimento B Series 11
Volume39
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 1977
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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