Spin-dependent Shockley-read recombination of electrons and holes in indirect-band-gap semiconductor p-n junction diodes

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This paper presents a new model for spin-dependent recombination and generation processes based on the electrical detection of magnetic resonance in semiconductor p-n junction diodes. Based on a modified Shockley-Read recombination statistics, this model differs from those models previously proposed in that the spin-dependent enhancement of free-carrier capture processes can occur directly at a paramagnetic deep defect without the need for other defects nearby. This model incorporates singlet-triplet mechanisms of existing models, but is shown to be consistent with new experimental results which indicate the absence of any adjacent trapping centers. © 1991.

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Solid State Electronics