Exchange Energy Interactions in Quantum Well Heterostructures

  • A. H. Guerrero
Part of the The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science book series (SECS, volume 113)


The influence of the exchange energy interaction on electronic subbands in a square well potential is investigated using a Kohn-Sham density functional approach. We concentrate on a layered AlGaAs/GaAs/AlGaAs system, the properties of which are observed as a function of well width, at absolute zero. Previous studies on exchange energy effects in quasi-2D (two dimensional) electron systems often use a local density functional formalism (Stern and Sarma, 1984) or, alternatively, the Slater approximation (Vx(r)elater≈ n(r)1/3) (Kaminskii, 1989). We, on the other hand, apply a recently proposed effective exchange potential Vx(z) (Krieger and others, 1990: see equation 3). The properties of Vx(z) make it interesting for future applications to heterojunction device simulations.


GaAs Layer Slater Approximation Subband Energy Single Electron Tunneling Electronic Subbands 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. H. Guerrero
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  1. 1.US Army Electronic Devices and Technology Laboratory (SLCET-EA)Ft. MonmouthUSA

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