High‐field electron drift velocity measurements in gallium phosphide Academic Article uri icon


  • The drift velocity of electrons in gallium phosphide has been measured for electric fields ranging from 10 to 280 kV/cm. A novel variation on the conductivity technique was used. The resulting saturated drift velocity, ∼1.25×107 cm/sec, agrees with theoretical predictions.

author list (cited authors)

  • Johnson, R. H., & Eknoyan, O.

citation count

  • 5

publication date

  • August 1985