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Electron-Phonon Interactions in Low-Dimensional Structures

Lawrence Challis (ed.)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198507321
eISBN:
9780191709319
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507321.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

The study of electrons and holes confined to two, one, and even zero dimensions has uncovered a rich variety of new physics and applications. This book describes the interaction between these ... More


Excitons in Organic-Based Nanostructures

Vladimir M. Agranovich

in Excitations in Organic Solids

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199234417
eISBN:
9780191715426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234417.003.0013
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter discusses the excitons in organic-based nanostructures. In particular, two-dimensional Frenkel-Wannier-Mott (FWM) excitons in hybrid organic-inorganic nanostructures (quantum wells, ... More


Quantum Physics in One Dimension

Thierry Giamarchi

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198525004
eISBN:
9780191711909
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525004.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This book presents correlated systems in one dimension. Recent progress in nanotechnology and material research has made one-dimensional systems a crucial part of today's physics. After an ... More


Fabrication techniques and methods for semiconductor quantum dots

Victor M. Ustinov, Alexey E. Zhukov, Anton Yu. Egorov, and Nikolai A. Maleev

in Quantum Dot Lasers

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198526797
eISBN:
9780191712081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198526797.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter first considers the basic principles of molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) of III-V materials. It describes a typical MBE system and its components with special attention to the reflection ... More


Ballistic electron transport in quantum point contacts

Thomas Ihn

in Semiconductor Nanostructures: Quantum states and electronic transport

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199534425
eISBN:
9780191715297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534425.003.0011
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter contrasts the results of Chapter 10 with the theory of ballistic transport through quantum point contacts. It discusses the experimental observation of conductance quantization based on ... More


12 Electronic structure and luminescence of low-dimensional semiconductors

Ivan Pelant and Jan Valenta

in Luminescence Spectroscopy of Semiconductors

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199588336
eISBN:
9780191738548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588336.003.0012
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

Unlike all of the previous chapters, this one is devoted to low-dimensional semiconductor structures (quantum wells, quantum wires and quantum dots-nanocrystals). Basic classification of these ... More


Quantized thermal conductance of acoustic phonons in nanowires

M.P. Blencowe

in Electron-Phonon Interactions in Low-Dimensional Structures

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198507321
eISBN:
9780191709319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507321.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter discusses the fundamental upper limit that quantum mechanics places on the thermal conductance of nanoscale width, suspended dielectric wires, known as the Landauer formula for the ... More


14 Stimulated emission and lasing in low-dimensional structures

Ivan Pelant and Jan Valenta

in Luminescence Spectroscopy of Semiconductors

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199588336
eISBN:
9780191738548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588336.003.0014
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

Stimulated emission and lasing can be achieved easily in a number of semiconductor nanostructures. This chapter gives an overview of a series of physical mechanisms that were found experimentally to ... More


Optical processes in quantum wires and dots

P. K. Basu

in Theory of Optical Processes in Semiconductors: Bulk and Microstructures

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198526209
eISBN:
9780191706790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198526209.003.0014
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter discusses the principal optical processes in quantum wires (QWRs) and boxes (QBs). Topics covered include interband absorption in QWRs, excitonic absorption in 1D, zero-dimensional ... More


Carrier–phonon interactions in semiconductor quantum dots and wires

S.A. Cavill, P. Hawker, and A.J. Kent

in Electron-Phonon Interactions in Low-Dimensional Structures

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198507321
eISBN:
9780191709319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507321.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter considers the interaction of phonons with one- and zero-dimensional (1-D and 0-D) carrier systems in quantum wires and dots. Wires and dots are discussed in separate sections: each ... More


DISORDERED SYSTEMS

Thierry Giamarchi

in Quantum Physics in One Dimension

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198525004
eISBN:
9780191711909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525004.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter discusses the effects of disorder in fermionic systems, including Anderson localization. There are important differences for the disorder effects between the one-dimensional world, where ... More


Introduction

L.J. Challis

in Electron-Phonon Interactions in Low-Dimensional Structures

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198507321
eISBN:
9780191709319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507321.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

While the physics of low-dimensional structures mainly involves their electronic properties, an understanding of the interaction between the electrons and holes and the phonons present within and ... More


Low-Dimensional Structures

John Orton and Tom Foxon

in Molecular Beam Epitaxy: A Short History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199695829
eISBN:
9780191748844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695829.003.0006
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Low-dimensional structures consisting of semiconductor heterostructures of thickness down to a very few atomic monolayers were grown ideally by MBE and resulted in a surge of interest in MBE itself. ... More


Phonon-assisted tunnelling

F.F. Ouali and L.J. Challis

in Electron-Phonon Interactions in Low-Dimensional Structures

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198507321
eISBN:
9780191709319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507321.003.0006
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter discusses the roles of phonon-assisted tunnelling and, to a lesser extent, phonon scattering, in two related types of low-dimensional semiconducting structures: resonant tunnelling ... More


Superlattice and Quantum-Well Band Structure

Vurgaftman Igor

in Bands and Photons in III-V Semiconductor Quantum Structures

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198767275
eISBN:
9780191821431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198767275.003.0010
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter presents typical band structures for superlattices and quantum wells computed using the methods described in Chapter 9. It identifies important features of the conduction and valence ... More


Semiclassical description of light–matter coupling

Alexey V. Kavokin, Jeremy J. Baumberg, Guillaume Malpuech, and Fabrice P. Laussy

in Microcavities

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198782995
eISBN:
9780191826221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198782995.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

In this chapter we consider light coupling to elementary semiconductor crystal excitations—excitons—and discuss the optical properties of mixed light–matter quasiparticles named exciton-polaritons, ... More


Hybrid Phonons in Nanostructures

Brian K. Ridley

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198788362
eISBN:
9780191830280
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198788362.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

Crystalline semiconductor nanostructures have special properties associated with electrons and lattice vibrations and their interaction, and this is the topic of the book. The result of spatial ... More


Quantum Statistical Field Theory: An Introduction to Schwinger's Variational Method with Green's Function Nanoapplications, Graphene and Superconductivity

Norman J. Morgenstern Horing

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198791942
eISBN:
9780191834165
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198791942.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

The methods of coupled quantum field theory, which had great initial success in relativistic elementary particle physics and have subsequently played a major role in the extensive development of ... More


Quantum Wire

B. K. Ridley

in Hybrid Phonons in Nanostructures

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198788362
eISBN:
9780191830280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198788362.003.0011
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

Nanostructures in which the electrons are confined in two directions and unconfined in the third are known as quantum wires. Theories of electron confinement and phonon spectrum in quantum wires have ... More


Electrons

B. K. Ridley

in Hybrid Phonons in Nanostructures

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198788362
eISBN:
9780191830280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198788362.003.0014
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter covers: t effect of confinement in nanostructures: in the single heterostructure, in the quantum well, in the quantum wire, and in the quantum dot. There is also discussion of the ... More


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