Theory of Silicon Nanostructures

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    Empirical pseudopotential plane wave theory is used to study the electronic and optical properties of thousand atom hydrogen passivated Si quantum dots, wires and films. The properties studied include: (1) band gap vs. size; (2) band gap vs. shape; (3) total electronic density of state and optical absorption spectra; (4) dielectric constant vs. size. The results are compared with tight bindingand other model calculations. Comparison with recent experimental data is discussed.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Pages (from-to)350-359
    Number of pages10
    JournalApplied Surface Science
    StatePublished - 1996

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/JA-450-23052


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