Carrier scattering by neutral divalent impurities in semiconductors: Theory and experiment

K. Itoh, T. Kinoshita, J. Muto, N. Haegel, W. Walukiewicz, O. Dubon, J. Beeman, E. Haller

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We have developed a theoretical model describing carrier scattering by divalent impurities in semiconductors. The mobility predicted by the model based on the scattering of electrons by helium atoms shows excellent agreement with the low-temperature mobilities measured for three Ge samples doped with different double acceptors; Be, Zn, and Hg. We show that the scattering cross sections of these double acceptors are the same despite the large difference in ionization energies. This supports our assumption that the contribution of the central-cell potential to neutral impurity scattering is negligible.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1906-1910
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Jan 1


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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