J. Phys. IV France
Volume 125, June 2005
Page(s) 181 - 183

J. Phys. IV France 125 (2005) 181-183

DOI: 10.1051/jp4:2005125042

Thermal lens and photoacoustic spectroscopy to determine the thermo-optical properties of semiconductors

N.G.C. Astrath1, A.C. Bento1, M.L. Baesso1, A. Ferreira da Silva2, R. Ahuja3, C. Persson4, S. Zhao5 and C.G. Granqvist5

1  Dep. de Física, Universidade Estadual de Maringá, 87020-900 Maringá, PR, Brazil
2  Instituto de Física Universidade Federal da Bahia, Campus Universitário de Ondina, 40210 340 Salvador, BA, Brazil
3  Condensad Matter Theory Group, Dep. of Physics, Uppsala University, Box 530, 751 21 Uppsala, Sweden
4  Dep. of Materials Science and Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology, 100 44 Stockholm, Sweden
5  Dep. of Materials Science, Uppsala University, Box 530, 751 21 Uppsala, Sweden

In this work we used photoacoustic and thermal lens spectroscopy to study four different semiconductor samples: PbI2, 4HSiC, NiCrO and NiO. The results showed that the combination of these two techniques provided the values of the band gap energies and the thermal diffusivities.

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