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Quantum dots

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/9780199534425.003.0018
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

Interaction effects in quantum-confined systems give rise to the Coulomb blockade phenomenon in electronic transport. This chapter discusses the Coulomb blockade phenomenon in quantum dots. As a ... More


BLOCH OSCILLATIONS

S. D. Ganichev and W. Prettl

in Intense Terahertz Excitation of Semiconductors

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198528302
eISBN:
9780191713637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528302.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This final chapter presents the most up-to-date information on Bloch oscillations in semiconductor superlattices exposed to intense terahertz radiation. The theoretical background of superlattice ... More


Single-electron effects

Tero T. Heikkilä

in The Physics of Nanoelectronics: Transport and Fluctuation Phenomena at Low Temperatures

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199592449
eISBN:
9780191747618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592449.003.0007
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter discusses the phenomenon of Coulomb blockade, which takes place in small junctions. It first explains conditions of observing Coulomb blockade in single- or multiple junction systems and ... More


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