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Title: Electronic and optical properties of single excitons and biexcitons in type-II quantum dot nanocrystals

In this study, a detailed investigation of the electronic and optical properties (i.e., binding energies, absorption wavelength, overlap of the electron-hole wave functions, recombination oscillator strength, etc.) of an exciton and a biexciton in CdTe/CdSe core/shell type-II quantum dot heterostructures has been carried out in the frame of the single band effective mass approximation. In order to determine the electronic properties, we have self-consistently solved the Poisson-Schrödinger equations in the Hartree approximation. We have considered all probable Coulomb interaction effects on both energy levels and also on the corresponding wave functions for both single exciton and biexciton. In addition, we have taken into account the quantum mechanical exchange-correlation effects in the local density approximation between same kinds of particles for biexciton. Also, we have examined the effect of the ligands and dielectric mismatch on the electronic and optical properties. We have used a different approximation proposed by Sahin and Koc [Appl. Phys. Lett. 102, 183103 (2013)] for the recombination oscillator strength of the biexciton for bound and unbound cases. The results obtained have been presented comparatively as a function of the shell thicknesses and probable physical reasons in behind of the results have been discussed in a detail.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [2]
  1. Department of Physics, Faculty of Sciences, Selcuk University, 42075 Konya (Turkey)
  2. (Turkey)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22275537
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Applied Physics; Journal Volume: 115; Journal Issue: 19; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; 77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY; BINDING ENERGY; CADMIUM SELENIDES; CADMIUM TELLURIDES; CORRELATIONS; CRYSTALS; DIELECTRIC MATERIALS; ELECTRONIC STRUCTURE; ENERGY LEVELS; EXCITONS; HARTREE-FOCK METHOD; HETEROJUNCTIONS; HOLES; OPTICAL PROPERTIES; OSCILLATOR STRENGTHS; QUANTUM DOTS; QUANTUM MECHANICS; RECOMBINATION; SCHROEDINGER EQUATION; WAVE FUNCTIONS