Carrier capture in cylindrical quantum wires

N. S. Mansour, Yu M. Sirenko, K. W. Kim, M. A. Littlejohn, J. Wang, J. P. Leburton

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We present quantum mechanical calculations of electron capture rates in cylindrical quantum wires via polar-optical phonon scattering. The capture rate dependence on quantum wire radius and lattice temperature is investigated. An oscillatory behavior of the electron capture rate is observed as a function of the quantum wire radius at the temperatures considered in this study (20-300 K). However, the amplitude of these oscillations decreases significantly at large wire radii and high lattice temperatures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3480
Number of pages1
JournalApplied Physics Letters
StatePublished - 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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