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Physical Review
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Acoustoelectric effects with hypersonic waves of large amplitude

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Abstract

The classical treatment of acoustoelectric interactions in piezoelectric semiconductors is extended into the range where the amplitude of the potential wave 0 is not small compared with kTe. It is assumed that the wavelength is short compared with the Debye length so that the effect of the electronic space charge may be neglected. It is shown that when e0>2kT an electric field in the direction of sound propagation may cause an instability in the electron current owing to the change in electron temperature with field. The conditions for such an instability are derived in terms of the electron energy relaxation time and an effective diffusion time for the electrons 24D. © 1964 The American Physical Society.

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14 Sep 1964

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Physical Review

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