Annealing of fast neutron damage in impurity-conducting N-type germanium

E. L. Wolf, W. Dale Compton, S. W. Depp

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Abstract

An annealing study of neutron-irradiated germanium containing 2.2×1017 cm-3 antimony is described. The samples originally exhibit a temperature-independent resistivity below 10°K, corresponding to an impurity conduction band distinct from the conduction band of the germanium. Irradiation introduces a small activation energy ε2 in the resistivity below 10°K. The activation energy ε2 and the 78°K carrier concentration change anneal together at about 300°C. The annealing results are compared with those obtained on more pure germanium irradiated with x rays.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4941-4943
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Volume37
Issue number13
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1966

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