Electronic Structure of Strained Sin/Gen(001) Superlattices

  • S. Ellialtioglu
  • O. Gülseren
  • S. Ciraci


Using the empirical tight binding method we have investigated the electronic properties of the Sin/Gen(001) strained superlattices as a function of the superlattice periodicity and the band misfit. For n ≥ 3, we have found some conduction band states localized in Si, and some in Ge, presenting a band discontinuity quite different from the staggered type-II. The hole states localized in Ge appear for n ≥ 4. The difference between the direct and indirect band gaps is reduced from 0.39 eV for n = 3 to 0.035 eV for n = 6 which can be considered to be quasi-direct.


Middle East Quantum Size Effect Hole State Valence Band Maximum Band Discontinuity 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Ellialtioglu
    • 1
  • O. Gülseren
    • 2
  • S. Ciraci
    • 2
  1. 1.Physics DepartmentMiddle East Technical UniversityAnkaraTurkey
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsBilkent UniversityMaltepe, AnkaraTurkey

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