African Journal of
Mathematics and Computer Science Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Math. Comput. Sci. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9731
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJMCSR
  • Start Year: 2008
  • Published Articles: 254

Full Length Research Paper

Calculation of the electron drift mobility in Cr2+:ZnS and Cr2+:ZnSe materials by rode iteration model

H. Arabshahi
Physics Department, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Ira
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 24 August 2010
  •  Published: 30 September 2010




The results of electron drift velocity in Cr2+:ZnS, and Cr2+:ZnSe are calculated for different temperature, free-electron concentrations and compositions. The two-mode nature of the polar optic phonons is considered jointly with deformation potential acoustic, piezoelectric, alloy and ionized-impurity scattering. Band non-parabolocity, admixture of p functions, arbitrary degeneracy of the electron distribution, and the screening effects of free carriers on the scattering probabilities are incorporated. The Boltzmann equation is solved by an iterative technique using the currently established values of the material parameters. The iterative results are in fair agreement with other recent calculations obtained using the relaxation-time approximation and experimental methods.


Key words: Boltzmann equation, electron drift velocity, deformation potential, piezoelectric.