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Simple theoretical analysis of the thermoelectric power in quantum dot superlattices of non-parabolic heavily doped semiconductors with graded interfaces under strong magnetic field
, A R GHATAK, A NEOGI, A SHARMA, S BHATTACHARYA, K P GHATAK
Published in ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
2007
Volume: 36
   
Issue: 2
Pages: 163 - 177
Abstract
We study theoretically the thermoelectric power in the presence of a large magnetic field (TPM) in heavily doped III-V, II-VI, PbTe/PbSnTe, strained layer and HgTe/CdTe quantum dot superlattices (QDSLs) with graded structures on the basis of newly formulated electron energy spectra and compare the same with that of the constituent materials. It has been found, taking heavily doped GaAs/Ga1-xAlxAs, CdS/CdTe, PbTe/PbSnTe, InAs/GaSb and HgTe/CdTe QDSLs as examples, that the TPM increases with increasing inverse electron concentration and film thickness, respectively, in different oscillatory manners and the nature of oscillations is totally band structure dependent. We have also suggested the experimental methods of determining the Einstein relation for the diffusivity-mobility ratio, the Debye screening length and the electronic contribution to the elastic constants for materials having arbitrary dispersion laws. © 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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JournalData powered by TypesetPhysica E: Low-Dimensional Systems and Nanostructures
PublisherData powered by TypesetELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
ISSN1386-9477