Bulletin of National University of Uzbekistan: Mathematics and Natural Sciences


Electron exchange between neutral and doubly ionized U-minus centers of tin in par-tially compensated solid solutions Pb1-xSnxS and Pb1-xSnxSe has been investigated using 119mmSn(119mSn) emission Mössbauer spectroscopy. The activation energy of the process for Pb1-xSnxS solid solutions is 0.11 ± 0.02 eV and is comparable to the depth of energy levels of tin in the PbS band gap, while the activation energy of this process for Pb1-xSnxSe solid solutions is comparable to the activation energy of donor U-minus centers of tin in PbSe being 0.05 ± 0.01 eV. The exchange has been performed by the simultaneous transfer of two electrons with the use of the valence band states.

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