Electron-Acoustic Phonon Interaction in Semiconductor Nanostructures

Grosse, Frank; Zimmermann, Roland
April 2007
AIP Conference Proceedings;2007, Vol. 893 Issue 1, p1007
Conference Proceeding
Acoustic phonon modes are investigated in semiconductor nanostructures within continuum elasticity theory. At the example of spherically symmetric quantum dots the influence of the structural confinement and intrinsic strain onto the electron-acoustic phonon interaction compared to bulk phonon modes is discussed. The calculation of effective elastic constants, closely related to the acoustic phonons, is based on first principles calculations and compared to recent analytic theories. © 2007 American Institute of Physics


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