Electron-phonon interaction in nanowires: A Monte Carlo study of the effect of the field

E. Atanassov, T. Gurov, A. Karaivanova, M. Nedjalkov, Dragica Vasileska, K. Raleva

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The femtosecond dynamics of highly non-equilibrium, confined carriers is analyzed within a Monte Carlo approach. The physical process considered corresponds to a locally excited or injected into a semiconductor nanowire distribution of heated carriers, which evolve under the action of an applied electric field. The carriers are cooled down by dissipation processes caused by phonons. The process is described by a quantum-kinetic equation which generalizes the classical Boltzmann equation with respect to two classical assumptions, namely for temporal and spatial locality of the carrier-phonon interaction. We investigate the effect of the field on the electron-phonon interaction - the intra-collisional field effect (ICFE). A Monte Carlo method for simulation of the considered process has been utilized. Simulation results for carrier evolution in a GaAs nanowire are obtained and analyzed for phenomena related to the ICFE.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)515-521
Number of pages7
JournalMathematics and Computers in Simulation
Issue number3
StatePublished - Nov 2010


  • Electron-phonon interaction
  • Monte Carlo
  • Quantum transport
  • Semiconductor carriers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Applied Mathematics


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