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

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

An annealing study of neutron-irradiated germanium containing 2.2×10 17 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 ε 2 in the resistivity below 10°K. The activation energy ε 2 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 - 1966

Fingerprint

fast neutrons
germanium
damage
conduction
impurities
annealing
conduction bands
activation energy
electrical resistivity
antimony
neutrons
irradiation
x rays
temperature

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

Cite this

Annealing of fast neutron damage in impurity-conducting N-type germanium. / Wolf, E. L.; Compton, W. Dale; Depp, S. W.

In: Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 37, No. 13, 1966, p. 4941-4943.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Wolf, E. L. ; Compton, W. Dale ; Depp, S. W. / Annealing of fast neutron damage in impurity-conducting N-type germanium. In: Journal of Applied Physics. 1966 ; Vol. 37, No. 13. pp. 4941-4943.
@article{11f8f6535abd4c2d812ed3b55f6b99c0,
title = "Annealing of fast neutron damage in impurity-conducting N-type germanium",
abstract = "An annealing study of neutron-irradiated germanium containing 2.2×10 17 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 ε 2 in the resistivity below 10°K. The activation energy ε 2 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.",
author = "Wolf, {E. L.} and Compton, {W. Dale} and Depp, {S. W.}",
year = "1966",
doi = "10.1063/1.1708170",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "37",
pages = "4941--4943",
journal = "Journal of Applied Physics",
issn = "0021-8979",
publisher = "American Institute of Physics Publising LLC",
number = "13",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Annealing of fast neutron damage in impurity-conducting N-type germanium

AU - Wolf, E. L.

AU - Compton, W. Dale

AU - Depp, S. W.

PY - 1966

Y1 - 1966

N2 - An annealing study of neutron-irradiated germanium containing 2.2×10 17 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 ε 2 in the resistivity below 10°K. The activation energy ε 2 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.

AB - An annealing study of neutron-irradiated germanium containing 2.2×10 17 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 ε 2 in the resistivity below 10°K. The activation energy ε 2 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.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=36849104151&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=36849104151&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1063/1.1708170

DO - 10.1063/1.1708170

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:36849104151

VL - 37

SP - 4941

EP - 4943

JO - Journal of Applied Physics

JF - Journal of Applied Physics

SN - 0021-8979

IS - 13

ER -