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Degeneration of semiconductors in betavoltaic cells

  1. Jun 24, 2015 #1
    I'm looking to find out what is degenerating in a semiconductor that is being bombarded with beta particles. I know in the low energy tritium beta cells. There is less degeneration because less energy. I know that current is formed by the beta particle making pair holes in the mobile band. Is other electrons filling these gaps and being pulled from other places that is causing the structure to decay? Just a brief summary of this process would probibly help a lot.
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  3. Jun 29, 2015 #2
    Thanks for the post! This is an automated courtesy bump. Sorry you aren't generating responses at the moment. Do you have any further information, come to any new conclusions or is it possible to reword the post?
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