Document Type

Report

Publication Date

8-1964

Abstract

Hall mobilities of an n-type (GN l) and a p-type (GP 2) germanium single crystal were measured at a microwave frequency of 9 Gc/ sec from 80 °K to 300 °K. A bimodal rectangular cavity designed by Nishina was used in the present investigation. The microwave circuit was nearly the same as that described by Nishina except that the microwave signal was modulated by 1000 cycle per second square-wave signal. The microwave mobilities measured (with sample size correction factor of 0. 423 for n-type and 0. 687 for p-type germanium) were compared with the corresponding d. c. Hall mobilities. For n-type germanium, the discrepancy between the d. c. and microwave mobilities was believed to be predominatly due to the E: -1/2 dependence of the relaxation time (acoustical mode scattering). For p-type germanium, a large deviation occurred at low temperatures and was in agreement with the results obtained by Hambleton et al. and by Watanabe. This result might be explained qualitatively as a combined effect of lattice and impurity scattering, particularly the effect of impurity scattering on the light mass holes.

Report Number

IS-967

Language

en

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application/pdf

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