Density of states in nanostructures
Some notes from my classes and worth seeing (if not remembering) results.
We’d like to calculate the function called density of states, for systems with partially restricted dimensions. In fact all of the considered cases are 3D, they’re just confined spatially in one (2D) or two directions (1D).
Starting from the general term for density of states
where is the collection of all quantum numbers, we can calculate the terms for density of states for 3D, 2D and 1D cases.
In the 3D case we don’t have any restrictions, therefore changing the sums over to integrals over all possible states enumerated by vector we get:
Where the term is the phase space occupied by a single state and the integer comes from two possible spins for each state.
In 2D case the values are enumerated by integer , therefore we don’t convert one of the sums.
In 1D case the values are enumerated by integers and , therefore we don’t convert two of three sums.
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