Fermi energy and electron thermopower in quantum films of an asymmetric profile

Guliyev B., Kerimli G., Bashirov N.

CHINESE JOURNAL OF PHYSICS, vol.59, pp.110-116, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 59
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.cjph.2019.02.021
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.110-116
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


The behavior of the Fermi energy and the electron thermoelectric power in an asymmetric quantum well of the Morse potential type as a function of electron concentration are studied. It is shown that the Fermi energy is a piecewise-linear function, and the electron thermoelectric power is an oscillating function. The analysis shows that the nature of these oscillations differs significantly from that in films of a parabolic and rectangular profile, namely, the oscillation period is a nonmonotonic function and reaches a maximum at some value of the electron concentration. The possibility of estimating the parameters of the film profile (quantum well) is proposed. A comparison with the experiment shows a qualitative agreement.