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Hybrid Phonons in Nanostructures$
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Brian K. Ridley

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780198788362

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2017

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198788362.001.0001

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Scattering Rate in a Quantum Well

Scattering Rate in a Quantum Well

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(p.135) 14 Scattering Rate in a Quantum Well
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Hybrid Phonons in Nanostructures
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B. K. Ridley

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198788362.003.0016

Combining simplicity and clarity, this chapter focuses on a quantum well structure in which a polar material is sandwiched between identical polar layers that act as barriers to electrons. The sandwiched layer is the quantum well in which electrons are completely confined in the space -L/2 ≥ zL/2. The chapter looks at: the scattering potential; scattering rate within the ground state; form factor; barrier modes; simple models; and the need for numerical evaluation.

Keywords:   scattering rate, quantum well, numerical evaluation, barrier modes, form factor

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