Electronphonon scattering in quantum wires exposed to a normal magnetic field
Abstract
A theory for the relaxation rates of a test electron and electron temperature in quantum wires due to deformation, piezoelectric acoustical and polar optical phonon scattering is presented. We represent intra and intersubband relaxation rates as an average of rate kernels weighted by electron wave functions across a wire. We exploit these expressions to calculate phonon emission power for electron intra and intersubband transitions in quantum wires formed by a parabolic confining potential. In a magnetic field free case we have calculated the emission power of acoustical (deformation and piezoelectric interaction) and polar optical phonons as a function of the electron initial energy for different values of the confining potential strength. In quantum wires exposed to the quantizing magnetic field normal to the wire axis, we have calculated the polar optical phonon emission power as a function of the electron initial energy and of the magnetic field.
 Publication:

arXiv eprints
 Pub Date:
 February 2000
 arXiv:
 arXiv:condmat/0002029
 Bibcode:
 2000cond.mat..2029A
 Keywords:

 Condensed Matter  Materials Science
 EPrint:
 13 pages, 7 figs