Intervalley deformation potentials and scattering rates in zinc blende semiconductors

Zollner, Stefan; Gopalan, Sudha; Cardona, Manuel
February 1989
Applied Physics Letters;2/13/1989, Vol. 54 Issue 7, p614
Academic Journal
The intervalley electron-phonon deformation potentials between the lowest Γ-, X- and L-conduction band valleys in zinc blende semiconductors are calculated using empirical pseudopotentials for the electrons and realistic shell models for the phonons. The intervalley scattering rates computed using these deformation potentials are in agreement with experiments.


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