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Carrier dinamics and quantum confinement in multi-component electron systems formed in heterostructured nanowires and in semiconductor multiple layers

Grant number: 13/01840-2
Support type:Regular Research Grants
Duration: June 01, 2013 - August 31, 2015
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Physics - Condensed Matter Physics
Principal researcher:Iouri Poussep
Grantee:Iouri Poussep
Home Institution: Instituto de Física de São Carlos (IFSC). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Carlos , SP, Brazil
Assoc. researchers:Francisco Eduardo Gontijo Guimaraes


Multi-component electron systems formed in one-dimensional (nanowires) and three-dimensional (multiple quantum wells) semiconductor hetero-structures will be investigated. We plan to study formation of electron states in conduction and valence bands in different hetero-structured multiple well GaAs/AlGaAs and InAs/InGaAs nanowires grown by molecular beam epitaxy using the time-resolved photoluminescence measurements. Moreover, the effects of electron-electron interaction in the conduction band and the interaction between the electrons in the conduction band and the holes in the valence band will be studied in multiple quantum wells based on GaAs/AlGaAs. The interaction among electrons essentially influences the distribution of charge over the quantum wells, while the magnetic field presents an external perturbation which influences the electron distribution. The time of recombination between the photoexcited electrons and holes fundamentally depends on their spatial localization. Therefore, the time-resolved photoluminescence presents a direct proof of the spatial distribution of the photoexcited carriers in semiconductor heterostructures. (AU)

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