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Nanoscale Materials Characterization Chapter 1

Energy and Charge Transfer between Quasi-zero-dimensional Nanostructures

K. Kral, M. Mensik
Institute of Physics, Academy of Sciences of Czech Republic, Czech Republic

pp. 71 - 74

Keywords: irreversible transfer, kinetic equations, quantum dots, electron-phonon interaction

Theory is presented of the electronic excitation and electronic charge transfer between quantum dots. Kinetic equations describing this irreversible transfer are developed using quantum transport approach. The non-adiabatic property of the electron coupling to the atomic lattice vibrations is used. Numerical analysis is performed.