Carrier dynamics and conductivity of SnO 2 nanowires investigated by time-resolved terahertz spectroscopy
SourceApplied Physics Letters
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THz spectroscopy has been applied to investigate the photo-induced and intrinsic conductivity in SnO 2 nanowires using the Drude-Smith model. The refractive index of the nanowires was found to decrease from 2.4 to 2.1 with increasing THz frequency and the dc mobility of the non-excited nanowires was determined to be 72 ± 10 cm 2/Vs. Measurements reveal that scattering times are carrier density dependent, while a strong suppression of long transport is evident. Intensity-dependent measurements provided an estimate of the Auger coefficient found to be γ = (7.2 ± 2.0) × 10 -31 cm 6/s. © 2012 American Institute of Physics.