Carrier capture in cylindrical quantum wires

N. S. Mansour, Yu M. Sirenko, K. W. Kim, M. A. Littlejohn, J. Wang, Jean-Pierre 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)
Number of pages1
JournalApplied Physics Letters
StatePublished - Dec 1 1995

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    Mansour, N. S., Sirenko, Y. M., Kim, K. W., Littlejohn, M. A., Wang, J., & Leburton, J-P. (1995). Carrier capture in cylindrical quantum wires. Applied Physics Letters, 67.