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Physical Review B
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Band structure and high-field transport properties of InP

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Using the technique of energy-distribution analysis of photoemitted electrons, we have accurately located the position of several band-structure features of InP, including the next higher conduction-band minimum above the Γ1 minimum at 1.95 eV above the valence-band maximum, independent of temperature. This minimum is tentatively associated with the L1 symmetry point. High-temperature Hall-effect measurements confirm that there are no minima between the lowest two observed by photoemission. A band structure for InP has been computed using these new data in an empirically adjusted first-principles orthogonalized-plane-wave (OPW) calculation. The velocity-field characteristic has been calculated for a range of lattice temperatures. A negative differential mobility is predicted, with a room-temperature threshold field of 11 500 V/cm and a peak drift velocity of 3×107 cm/sec. © 1970 The American Physical Society.

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15 May 1970

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Physical Review B

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