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Conduction band minimum of CdTe

Spitzer, W. G. and Mead, C. A. (1964) Conduction band minimum of CdTe. Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, 25 (4). pp. 443-447. ISSN 0022-3697. doi:10.1016/0022-3697(64)90011-3.

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The spectral dependence of the photovoltaic effect for Au-n-type CdTe surface barrier cells is measured for photon energies near the CdTe intrinsic absorption edge at 298, 77, and 5°K. The results are viewed in terms of phonon assisted direct exciton absorption, phonon assisted exciton creation at a previously proposed lattice defect site, and indirect optical transitions. The data appears to favor the third mechanism although the second one is not ruled out as a possibility. The values for the direct transition energy gap obtained at the different temperatures compare favorably with those given by other work.

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