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Analysis of low-dimensional semiconductor nanostructures with a self-consistent iterative scheme
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Paper Abstract

In this contribution we propose an iterative scheme for the solution of the coupled Poisson-Schroedinger system in a self-consistent manner. The developed methodology allows us to analyze the combined effects of piezoelectricity, spontaneous polarization, and the charge density in low-dimensional semiconductor nanostructures. These effects are analyzed here on an example of a wurtzite type semiconductor heterojunction. It is shown that such effects may influence substantially the electronic states and quasi-Fermi level energies of the nanostructures, in particular when compared to one-step calculations based on the conventional schemes. A major emphasis is given to two different types of mechanical boundary conditions.

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Date Published: 20 December 2006
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 6415, Micro- and Nanotechnology: Materials, Processes, Packaging, and Systems III, 64150A (20 December 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.720660
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D. Roy Mahapatra, Wilfrid Laurier Univ. (Canada)
Roderick V. N. Melnik, Wilfrid Laurier Univ. (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6415:
Micro- and Nanotechnology: Materials, Processes, Packaging, and Systems III
Jung-Chih Chiao; Andrew S. Dzurak; Chennupati Jagadish; David Victor Thiel, Editor(s)

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