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Electron-Phonon Interactions in Low-Dimensional Structures

Lawrence Challis


The study of electrons and holes confined to two, one, and even zero dimensions has uncovered a rich variety of new physics and applications. This book describes the interaction between these confined carriers and the optic and acoustic phonons within and around the confined regions. Phonons provide the principal channel of energy transfer between the carriers and their surroundings and also the main restriction to their room temperature mobility. However, they also have many other roles; they contribute, for example, an essential feature to the operation of the quantum cascade laser. Since th ... More

Keywords: low-dimensional structures, phonons, electron-phonon interaction, two-dimensional electron gases, quantum Hall states, quantum wires, quantum dots, superlattices, resonant tunnelling devices, excitons

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780198507321
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507321.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lawrence Challis, editor
School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Nottingham, UK