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.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)