Self-consistently modeling the electronic behavior of active nanostructures: Scaling of ionized donor density at the nanoscale

Owen L. Williams, Paul Rees, Steve P. Wilks

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Abstract

We present a powerful and versatile method for calculating the electronic properties of real nanostructures. It is applied to a spherical quantum dot, self-consistently reconciling the non-linear Poisson equation with the Kohn-Sham equations, balancing the charge in the surface states and the bulk (dot interior). Excellent agreement is obtained between theory and experiment, with the model predicting a spatial dependency of donor ionization for dots below 10 nm radii. This has far reaching implications for nano-device design.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number153111
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume101
Issue number15
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 8 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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