Renormalization of electron energy in OD systems due to depolarization shift

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Abstract

A giant level shift, resulting from the interaction of an electron in a spherical quantum dot with zero-point oscillations of confined modes of the electric field, is divulged. This electron potential energy renormalization depends on the dot radius which has to show up in experiment. The size scaling of the depolarization effect is computed semiclassically. A change of the optical properties of the matrix surrounding the dot also provides a method with which to study the shift experimentally.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)332-335
Number of pages4
JournalNanotechnology
Volume11
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2000
Event8th International Symposium on Nanostructures: Physics and Technology - St Petersburg, Russia
Duration: Jun 19 2000Jun 23 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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