Effect of electron-phonon interaction on the impurity binding energy in a quantum wire

Der San Chuu, Yueh Nan Chen, Yuh Kae Lin

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Abstract

The effect of electron-optical phonon interaction on the hydrogenic impurity binding energy in a cylindrical quantum wire is studied. By using Landau and Pekar variational method, the Hamiltonian is separated into two parts which contain phonon variable and electron variable, respectively. A perturbative-variational technique is then employed to construct the trial wave function for the electron part. The effect of confined electron-optical phonon interaction on the binding energies of the ground state and an excited state are calculated as a function of wire radius. Both the electron-bulk optical phonon and electron-surface optical phonon coupling are considered. It is found that the energy corrections of the polaron effects on the impurity binding energies increase rapidly as the wire radius is shrunk, and the bulk-type optical phonon plays the dominant role for the polaron effects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)228-235
Number of pages8
JournalPhysica B: Condensed Matter
Volume291
Issue number3-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Sep

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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