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Phys. Rev. B 28 (6): 3550-3555 (1983)

Hall-coefficient factor and inverse valence-band parameters of holes in natural diamond

Lino Reggiani , David Waechter , Stefan Zukotynski
In strict analogy with the case of silicon, the Hall-coefficient factor of holes in natural diamond is found to be systematically less than unity in the range of temperature 100<T<1000 K investigated here. A microscopic interpretation is shown to provide information on the reliability of a different set of inverse valence-band parameters which can be found currently in the literature. Agreement between theory and experiment confirms the values A=3.61, B=0.18, and C=3.76 deduced from pseudopotential band-structure calculations.
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.28.3550