Boundary conditions in the envelope function approximation as applied to semiconductor heterostructures: The multi-band case

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Abstract

We have found the equations that determine the self-adjoint extensions, and thus the boundary conditions, of the differential operator used in the multi-band k.p-theory, when the coefficients in the Kane-matrix are piecewise constant. Both the one-dimensional and the three-dimensional case have been investigated. A numerical calculation shows that the choice of boundary conditions affects the energy eigenvalues for a quantum well.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1325-1331
JournalJournal of the Physical Society of Japan
Volume71
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Condensed Matter Physics

Keywords

  • boundary conditions
  • heterostructures
  • envelope function approximation

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