The electronic properties of a core/shell/well/shell spherical quantum dot with and without a hydrogenic impurity

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Tas H., Sahin M.

JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, vol.111, no.8, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 111 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1063/1.3702874
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Abdullah Gül University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, we have performed a detailed investigation of the electronic properties of a core/shell/well/shell multilayered spherical quantum dot, such as energy eigenvalues, wave functions, electron probability distribution, and binding energies. The energy eigenvalues and their wave functions of the considered structure have been calculated for cases with and without an on-center impurity. For this purpose, the Schrodinger equation has been numerically solved by using the shooting method in the effective mass approximation for a finite confining potential. The electronic properties have been examined for different core radii, barrier thicknesses, and well widths in a certain potential. The results have been analyzed in detail as a function of the layer thicknesses and their physical reasons have been interpreted. It has been found that the electronic properties are strongly dependent on the layer thicknesses. (C) 2012 American Institute of Physics. []