Auger recombination

Auger recombination

[ō′zhā ri‚käm·bə′nā·shən]
(atomic physics)
Recombination of an electron and a hole in which no electromagnetic radiation is emitted, and the excess energy and momentum of the recombining electron and hole are given up to another electron or hole.
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auger recombination (a type of energy-loss mechanism in a semiconductor that does not result in emission of light) in heterostructures.