Effect of drifting carriers on longitudinal electro-kinetic waves in ion-implanted semiconductor plasmas
School of Studies in Physics, Vikram University, Ujjain-456 010 (M.P.),
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Published online: 26 July 2005
We present an analytical study of wave spectra of electro-kinetic waves propagating through semiconductor plasma, whose main constituents are drifting electrons, holes and non-drifting negatively charged colloids. By employing the hydrodynamical model of multi-component plasma, a compact dispersion relation for the same is derived. This dispersion relation is used to study slow electro-kinetic wave phenomena and resultant instability numerically. We find some important modifications in the wave spectra of the slow electro-kinetic branch. It is found that the drift velocities of electrons and holes are responsible for converting two aperiodic modes into periodic ones. The applied dc electric field increases the phase velocities of contra-propagating modes. The amplification coefficients of propagating modes can be optimized by tuning the amplitude of applied electric field and wave number. It is hoped that the results of this investigation should be useful in understanding the wave spectra of slow electro-kinetic waves in ion-implanted semiconductor plasma subjected to a dc electric field along the direction of wave propagation.
PACS: 52.35.Fp – Electrostatic waves and oscillations (e.g., ion-acoustic waves) / 72.30.+q – High-frequency effects; plasma effects / 61.72.Ww – Doping and impurity implantation in other materials / 82.70.Dd – Colloids
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