Numerical studies of the electronic properties of low dimensional semiconductor heterostructures

Dikmen, Bora
An efficient numerical method for solving Schrödinger's and Poisson's equations using a basis set of cubic B-splines is investigated. The method is applied to find both the wave functions and the corresponding eigenenergies of low-dimensional semiconductor structures. The computational efficiency of the method is explicitly shown by the multiresolution analysis, non-uniform grid construction and imposed boundary conditions by applying it to well-known single electron potentials. The method compares well with the results of analytical solutions and of the finite difference method.


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B. Dikmen, “Numerical studies of the electronic properties of low dimensional semiconductor heterostructures,” Ph.D. - Doctoral Program, Middle East Technical University, 2004.