Semiconductor Electrodes

Daniel Laser
1976 Journal of the Electrochemical Society  
A simulation technique is described for the calculation of semiconductor electrode properties at steady state, e.g., at equilibrium in the dark or under constant illumination. Integration of the continuity equation with respect to distance at the steady state yields a relation between the light flux and free carriers, which can be used in a recursion relation to determine the free carrier concentrations and the electric field within the space charge region of the semiconductor electrode. The
more » ... r electrode. The technique is used to calculate the Boltzmann distribution within the semiconductor electrode and to determine the photopotential in the absence of faradaic current and surface states. A similar expression can be written for electrons * Electrochemical Society Active Member.
doi:10.1149/1.2132705 fatcat:ape2kpwipzdgboykhg6fu5mp5u