Resonant inter-subband optic phonon scattering in quasi-one dimensional structures

S. Briggs, J. P. Leburton

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Transport properties of multi-subband quasi-one dimensional (1-D) structures are investigated with Monte-Carlo simulation. The confinement conditions are varied to produce Resonant Inter-Subband (polar) Optic Phonon Scattering (RISOPS) during the transport process. The spatial degeneracy which occurs when the y- and z-energy levels overlap results in noticeable features in the subband carrier concentrations and the transport parameters. RISOPS is similar to Magneto-phonon effects but exhibits novel features which unlike longitudinal Magneto-tranport, occur in absence of azimuthal symmetry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)145-148
Number of pages4
JournalSuperlattices and Microstructures
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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