Temperature dependence of the high-field electron transport characteristics in n-GaAs emitters

Vadim Gherm, Elena Semykina, Ksenia Roze

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A kinetic description of non-equilibrium processes using particle methods is applied to the investigation of electron gas temperature characteristics in the n-GaAs vacuum structure under conditions of field emission. The details of n-GaAs band structure and all essential types of electron scattering are taken into account. Based on the results of calculations, the following conclusion is given: in passing from room to liquid-nitrogen temperature the impact of L-valley electrons on the emission process increases in importance, whereas the contribution of the thermalized Γ-valley electrons in the emission current is reduced. At the nitrogen temperature the process of electron field emission is almost totally defined by the hot L-valley electrons.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)883-889
Number of pages7
JournalSemiconductor Science and Technology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1996

Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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