It is shown that in a current carrying extrinsic semiconductor, a quasi-neutral wave of carrier concentrations evolves into a shock wave(s). Inhomogeneous distribution of impurities causes either amplification (an absolute instability) or depression of these waves.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Physics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics|
|State||Published - 11 Mar 1985|