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Title: Real and spurious solutions of the 8x8 k{center_dot}p model for nanostructures

Real and spurious solutions of the 8x8 k{center_dot}p model for nanostructures Quantum dot wave functions are constructed in the 8x8 k{center_dot}p model from three bulk states: k{sub 1}, k{sub 2}, and k{sub 3}. We found that the 8x8 k{center_dot}p k{sub 2} bulk state (far from {gamma}, belonging to the electron-light hole bands) does not exist in the more realistic atomistic pseudopotential calculation. As a result, 8x8 k{center_dot}p nanostructure solutions which critically depend on this k{sub 2} bulk state are spurious. These include the 8x8 k{center_dot}p quantum dot band gap ''intrinsic'' surface states and oscillating hole states. On the other hand, if the contribution of this k{sub 2} state is small and decays with increasing nanostructure size, the corresponding nanostructure state is real. (c) 2000 The American Physical Society.
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OSTI Identifier:20215746
Resource Type:Journal Article
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Resource Relation:Journal Name: Physical Review. B, Condensed Matter and Materials Physics; Journal Volume: 61; Journal Issue: 11; Other Information: PBD: 15 Mar 2000
Country of Publication:United States
Language:English
Subject: 75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; QUANTUM MECHANICS; WAVE FUNCTIONS; SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIALS; ELECTRONIC STRUCTURE; ENERGY GAP; SURFACES; BLOCH THEORY; THEORETICAL DATA