Abstract

Should one expect injected charge carrier velocities to saturate as the applied electric field is increased simply because of the nonparabolicity of bands? Does the apparent saturation observed in recent experiments in hydrocarbon crystals signify, as supposed in some current interpretations of the data, that the carrier motion is coherent or bandlike and that the disappearance of the saturation at higher temperatures is indicative of a crossover from coherent to incoherent motion? These questions are addressed with the help of general theoretical investigations involving Drude-like considerations, quantum kinetic equations, and a Fokker-Planck analysis.

Department(s)

Physics

Keywords and Phrases

Hydrocarbon; Crystal; Electric Field; Kinetics; Motion; Temperature; Velocity

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0163-1829

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Final Version

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2002 American Physical Society (APS), All rights reserved.

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