Bound states of L- or T-shaped quantum wires in inhomogeneous magnetic fields

Yuh Kae Lin, Yueh Nan Chen, Der San Chuu

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Abstract

The bound-state energies of L- or T-shaped quantum wires in inhomogeous magnetic fields are found to depend strongly on the asymmetric parameter (formula presented) i.e., the ratio of the arm widths. Two effects of magnetic field on bound-state energies of the electron are obtained. One is the depletion effect, which purges the electron out of the OQD system. The other is to create an effective potential due to quantized Landau levels of the magnetic field. The bound-state energies of the electron in L- or T-shaped quantum wires are found to depend quadratically (linearly) on the magnetic field in the weak- (strong-) field region and are independent of the direction of the magnetic field. A simple model is proposed to explain the behavior of the magnetic dependence of the bound-state energy in both weak- and strong-magnetic field regions.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Volume64
Issue number19
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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