Thermodynamic determination of work functions of bound multiexciton complexes

S. A. Lyon, D. L. Smith, T. C. McGill

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Abstract

We present direct thermodynamic measurements of the work functions () of bound multiexciton complexes in Al-, B-, and P-doped Si. We find that the value of differs in a number of cases from those obtained by assuming ground-state to ground-state transitions for some of the lines seen in luminescence. All the measured values of are found to be less than the work function for the electron-hole liquid.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)56-60
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume41
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1978
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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