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Hybrid Phonons in Nanostructures

Brian K. Ridley


Crystalline semiconductor nanostructures have special properties associated with electrons and lattice vibrations and their interaction, and this is the topic of the book. The result of spatial confinement of electrons is indicated in the nomenclature of nonostructures: quantum wells, quantum wires, and quantum dots. Confinement also has a profound effect on lattice vibrations and an account of this is the prime focus. The documentation of the confinement of acoustic modes goes back to Lord Rayleigh’s work in the late nineteenth century, but no such documentation exists for optical modes. Inde ... More

Keywords: semiconductor, nanostructures, electrons, phonons, quantum well, quantum wire, quantum dot, hybrid modes, electron-phonon interaction

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198788362
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198788362.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brian K. Ridley, author
Professor Emeritus of Physics, University of Essex, UK