Correlation between shape and electronic states in nanostructures

M. De Giorgi, A. Vasanelli, R. Rinaldi, M. Anni, M. Lomascolo, S. Antonaci, A. Passaseo, R. Cingolani, A. Taurino, M. Catalano, Enzo Di Fabrizio

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We show how the electronic states of quantum wires and quantum dots can be evaluated exactly starting from the profile of the nanostructure observed by transmission electron microscopy, scanning tunneling microscopy and atomic force microscopy. The calculated quantization energies reproduce the energy position of the luminescence resonances in the optical spectra of different samples, without fitting parameters. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)245-251
Number of pages7
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1 2000


  • Atomic force microscopy
  • Nanostructures
  • Quantum dots
  • Quantum wires
  • Scanning tunneling microscopy
  • Transmission electron microscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Structural Biology
  • Cell Biology

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