Recombination and lifetimes of charge carriers in semiconductors

  title={Recombination and lifetimes of charge carriers in semiconductors},
  author={Igor N. Volovichev and G. N. Logvinov and O. Yu. Titov and Yu. G. Gurevich},
In this Communication, it is shown that models used for describing generation and recombination of electrons and holes lead to disagreements with Maxwell’s electrodynamics. Self-consistent expressions, more adequately depicting the actual physical processes of electron-hole recombination in semiconductors are obtained. It is shown that the electron and hole lifetimes can be defined correctly only for the special cases when the electron and hole nonequilibrium concentrations are the same, these… CONTINUE READING