PT Journal
AU Gol'tsman, GN
Gusinskii, EN
Malyavkin, AV
Ptitsina, NG
Selevko, AG
Edel'shtein, VM
TI The excitonic Zeeman effect in uniaxially-strained germanium
SO Sov. Phys. JETP
JI Sov. Phys. JETP
PY 1987
BP 1233
EP 1241
VL 65
IS 6
DE Ge; Zeeman effect
AB We have carried out a high-resolution spectroscopic study of the absorption of submillimeter radiation by free excitons in germanium compressed along the [ 1 11 ] axis in a magnetic field parallel to the compression axis. In particular, we studied the splitting of the 1s- 2p transition in fields up to 6 kOe at T = 1.6 K, and observed a complex pattern in the Zeeman splitting which we believe is related to the effect of thermal motion of the excitons in a magnetic field on their internal structure (the magneto-Stark effect). The calculated submillimeter spectrum of excitons agrees with the experimental data. We predict that in a magnetic field the energy of the 2p, term is a minimum at a finite value of the exciton momentum perpendicular to the field-that is, the energy minimum forms a ring in momentum space. It follows that the density of states for this term must be a nonmonotonic function of the energy. A theory is developed of analogous phenomena in positronium.
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