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Solid State Communications
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Electron-hole recombination in bismuth below 20°K

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We obtained a measure for τR, the electron-hole recombination time in bismuth, from 2-20°K. The value of τR at 4.8°K is 6 × 10-9 sec and decreases exponentially as the temperature increases with an activation energy of 42°K. The results were obtained from measurements of the Acoustomagnetoelectric effect (AME) at 11.3 and 29.5 Mc. An ancillary result is a T-2 dependence for the trigonal hole mobility above 8°K. © 1966.

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01 Jan 1966

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Solid State Communications

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