• Electronic conduction in bulk Se1−xTex glasses at high pressures and at low temperatures

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      Chalcogenide glasses; pressure-induced semiconductor-to-metal transitions; amorphous semiconductors

    • Abstract


      The electrical resistivity of bulk Se1−xTex glasses is reported as a function of pressure (up to 8 GPa) and temperature (down to 77K). The activation energy for electronic conduction has been calculated at different pressures. The samples with 0⩽x⩽0·06 show a single activation energy throughout the temperature range of investigations. On the other hand samples with 0·08⩽x⩽0·3 show two activation energies in the different regions of temperature. The observed behaviour has been explained on the basis of band picture of amorphous semiconductors.

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      G Parthasarathy1 E S R Gopal1

      1. Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore - 560 012, India
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  • Bulletin of Materials Science | News

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