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Title: Modulational instability of electrostatic acoustic waves in an electron-hole semiconductor quantum plasma

The modulational instability of quantum electrostatic acoustic waves in electron-hole quantum semiconductor plasmas is investigated using the quantum hydrodynamic model, from which a modified nonlinear Schrödinger equation with damping effects is derived using the reductive perturbation method. Here, we consider the combined effects of quantum recoil, quantum degenerate pressures, as well as the exchange-correlation effect standing for the electrons (holes) spin. The modulational instability for different semiconductors (GaAs, GaSb, and InP) is discussed. The collision between electron (hole) and phonon is also investigated. The permitted maximum time for modulational instability and the damping features of quantum envelope solitary wave are all determined by the collision. The approximate solitary solution with damping effects is presented in weak collision limit. The damping properties were discussed by numerical method.
Authors:
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  1. Department of Physics, School of Mathematics and Physics, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083 (China)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22251719
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Plasmas; Journal Volume: 21; Journal Issue: 2; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; DAMPING; GALLIUM ANTIMONIDES; GALLIUM ARSENIDES; HOLES; HYDRODYNAMIC MODEL; INDIUM PHOSPHIDES; INSTABILITY; QUANTUM PLASMA; SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIALS; SOUND WAVES