multiphonon emission

multiphonon emission

[¦məl·tə′fō‚nän i′mish·ən]
(solid-state physics)
A process of nonradiative recombination of electrons and holes in which an electron is captured into a deep level near the middle of an energy gap associated with a lattice defect, exciting lattice vibrations, and the trapped electron state captures a hole from the valence band.
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