Three-dimensional model for interdiffused quantum dots

O. Gunawan*, H. S. Djie, B. S. Ooi

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We report the study of the interdiffusion effect of quantum-dot (QD) heterostructures, focusing on the theoretical calculation of the electronic structure of interdiffused QDs. A computational model has been developed for QD superlattice system using Hamiltonian in reciprocal space domain to analyze the interdiffusion effect on electronic structure. The interdiffusion effects of QDs with various geometries having the same volume and the same lattice constant have been studied. In general, the interdiffusion effect in QDs is significantly pronounced since it occurs in three dimensions. Comparing the interdiffusion effect for the various shapes of QDs, it was found that the spherical QD has the lowest ground state and produces the largest blue-shift during the interdiffusion or intermixing process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)683-688
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Nanoscience
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Heterostructures
  • Interdiffusion
  • Intermixing
  • Semiconductor quantum-dot

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Bioengineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Biotechnology
  • General Materials Science
  • Computer Science Applications


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