HgTe-CdTe superlattices: Experimental and theoretical curves of band gap versus HgTe layer thickness

Reno, J.; Sou, I. K.; Faurie, J. P.; Berroir, J. M.; Guldner, Y.; Vieren, J. P.
July 1986
Applied Physics Letters;7/14/1986, Vol. 49 Issue 2, p106
Academic Journal
An experimental curve of room-temperature band gap versus HgTe layer thickness for HgTe-CdTe superlattices is presented for the first time. The room-temperature experimental results are compared to theoretical results determined using the envelope function approximation. Also a few values of the band gap at 2 K are given and compared to theoretical predictions. A good agreement between experiment and theory is found.


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