Controlled thermoelectric properties of low-dimensional charge carrier systems in semiconductor heterostructures


The focus of this cluster project in the DFG priority programme SPP1386 "Nanostructured thermoelectrics" is the thermoelectric properties of low-dimensional charge-carrier sysequences of thermal gradients on coherent electron traThe focus of this cluster project in the DFG priority programme SPP1386 "Nanostructured thermoelectrics" is the thermoelectric properties of low-dimensional charge-carrier systems in high-quality semiconductor heterostructures. The project focuses on systems, in which the energy spectrum is controllable to a high extent via external parameters. They can be viewed as model systems for the engineering of nanoscale objects with tailored thermoelectric properties. Experiments will be performed on systems in quasi-one-dimensional electron wires and quantum point contacts in modulation doped III-V heterostructures which will be prepared by means of electron-beam lithography. Consequences of thermal gradients on coherent electron transport is studied for quantum rings by measurement of Aharonov-Bohm resistance oscillations. The electron temperature in the quasi-two-dimensional reservoirs is determined by noise measurements and the thermopower in quasi-one dimensional wires is investigated.
The electron temperature in the quasi-two-dimensional reservoirs is determined by noise measurements and
the thermopower in quasi-one dimensional wires is investigated.

Principal Investigators
Fischer, Saskia Prof. Dr. rer. nat. (Details) (New Materials)

Duration of Project
Start date: 08/2011
End date: 12/2012

Research Areas
Condensed Matter Physics, Experimental Condensed Matter Physics, Natural Sciences

Research Areas
Elektronik, Erneuerbare Energien, Experimentelle Physik, kondensierte Materie, Nanostrukturen, Neue Materialien

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