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Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Production Engineering, Mining and Metallurgy, Traffic Engineering, Precision Mechanics
Abstract Photopyroelectric spectroscopy (P2ES) of n-CdS single crystals was performed at an open circuit, and in conjunction with photocurrent spectroscopy (PCS) in the presence of an applied ac or dc transverse field. The results showed that P2ES is very sensitive to the presence of deliberately introduced subbandgap defect structures, with the P2E signal dominated by non-radiative de-excitation mechanisms at defect centers. The potential of this technique as a powerful electronic defect diagnostic tool, combined with the overall experimental simplicity, was demonstrated with mm-thick crystals used as received in an open-cell geometry.
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