VLSI Design

VLSI Design / 1998 / Article

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Volume 6 |Article ID 65604 | 4 pages | https://doi.org/10.1155/1998/65604

Quantum Contributions and Violations of the Classical Law of Mass Action


The law of mass action refers to the product of concentration of reactants, which for a particular material is a function only of temperature. For non-degenerate semiconductors the law of mass action is represented by the product NP=NCNV exp- EG/KBT. Through solutions to the quantum Liouville equation, it is determined that the law of mass action is generally invalid.

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