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Fibonacci superlattices of narrow-gap III-V semiconductors

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Domínguez-Adame Acosta, Francisco and Maciá Barber, Enrique Alfonso and Méndez Martín, Bianchi and Roy, C.L. and Khan, A. (1995) Fibonacci superlattices of narrow-gap III-V semiconductors. Semiconductor Science and Technology, 10 (6). pp. 797-802. ISSN 0268-1242

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Official URL: http://iopscience.iop.org/0268-1242/10/6/009 http://arxiv.org/abs/cond-mat/9503148


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We report the theoretical electronic structure of Fibonacci superlattices of narrow-gap III-V semiconductors. The electron dynamics is accurately described within the envelope-function approximation in a two-band model. Quasiperiodicity is introduced by considering two different Ill-V semiconductor layers and arranging them according to the Fibonacci series along the growth direction. The resulting energy spectrum is then found by solving exactly the corresponding effective-mass (Dirac-like) wave equation using tranfer-matrix techniques. We find that a self-similar electronic spectrum can be seen in the band structure. Electronic transport properties of samples are also studied and related to the degree of spatial localization of electronic envelope functions via the Landauer resistance and Lyapunov coefficient. As a working example, we consider type II InAs/GaSb superlattices and discuss in detail our results in this system.


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© 1995 IOP Publishing Ltd.
The authors thank A SBnchez for a critical reading of the manuscript. Work at Madrid is supported by CICYT (Spain) under project MAPS-0325. Arif Khan is grateful to CSIR, India, for awarding him a senior research fellowship.

Uncontrolled Keywords:Quasi-Periodic Lattices, Electronic-Properties, One Dimension, Systems
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Materials
ID Code:25287
Deposited On:08 May 2014 11:30
Last Modified:14 Feb 2018 15:17

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