Size and shape effects of quantum dots on two-electron spectra

Jia Lin Zhu, Zhi Qiang Li, Jing Zhi Yu, Kaoru Ohno, Yoshiyuki Kawazoe

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The exact spectra of two electrons confined by two-dimensional and three-dimensional quantum dots (2D and 3D QDșs) with parabolic potentials are obtained. Using the present results, the size and shape effects of QDșs on the spectra are revealed. It is found that the spectra are dramatically changed with the variation of the dot size, and then the crossover of two levels can appear. The variation of spectra with size and the positions of crossover points are quite different between 2D and 3D QDșs. It is well explained based on the study of electron-electron interaction energies in 2D and 3D QDșs. The size and shape effects predict a possibility to observe phenomena related to electron-electron interactions in QDșs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15819-15823
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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