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Auger rate suppression in confined structures

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NRL

The present invention is generally directed to a method of suppressing the Auger rate in confined structures, comprising replacing an abrupt confinement potential with either a smooth confinement potential or a confinement potential of a certain size found by increasing the confinement potential width until the Auger recombination rate undergoes strong oscillations and establishes a periodic minima. In addition, the present invention provides for the design of structures with high quantum efficiency.

Inventors: 
Efros, Alexander L.; Cragg, George E.
Patent Number: 
Technical domain: 
Materials and Coatings
FIle Date: 
2009-12-22
Grant Date: 
2013-03-12
Grant time: 
1,176 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
21
Claim count percentile rank: 
3
Citations percentile rank: 
1
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
1
Assignee: 
US NAVY