Intervalley Umklapp matrix elements, with inclusion of local field screening effects, are computed for substitutional and interstitial point-charge impurity potentials in Si and Ge. The shallow character of substitutional donors is not affected in Ge and is even reinforced in Si, where a 20% reduction of the binding energy is obtained as a consequence of the local field effect. In both semiconductors the local field corrections strongly reinforce the non-effective-mass, deep-level character of interstitial point-charge donors.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Materials Chemistry