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Title
An envelope function formalism for lattice-matched heterostructures
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Abstract
The envelope function method traditionally employs a single basis set which, in practice, relates to a single material because the k.p matrix elements are generally only known in a particular basis. In this work, we defined a basis function transformation to alleviate this restriction. The transformation is completely described by the known inter-band momentum matrix elements. The resulting envelope function equation can solve the electronic structure in lattice matched heterostructures without resorting to boundary conditions at the interface between materials, while all unit-cell averaged observables can be calculated as with the standard envelope function formalism. In the case of two coupled bands, this heterostructure formalism is equivalent to the standard formalism while taking position dependent matrix elements. (C) 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved
Language
English
Source (journal)
Physica: B: condensed matter. - Amsterdam
Publication
Amsterdam : 2015
ISSN
0921-4526
Volume/pages
470(2015), p. 69-75
ISI
000355149600011
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UAntwerpen
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