Abstract

The photoelectron yield has been measured in ultrathin InSb films as a function of the thickness in the energy-photon range 2–6 eV. The shift of the threshold for the photoelectrons from the conduction band and the strict inverse thickness dependence of the maximum in the yield of photoelectrons from the valence band permits the unambiguous testing of quantum size effects.

© 1981 Optical Society of America

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1978 (1)

G. Burrafato and et al., Lett. Nuovo Cimento 22, 467–471 (1978).
[Crossref]

1976 (1)

G. Burrafato and et al., J. Phys. Chem. Solids 37, 519–523 (1976).
[Crossref]

1971 (3)

N. A. Mancini and A. Pennisi, Phys. Lett. A 35, 245–246 (1971).
[Crossref]

M. I. Kaganov, S. S. Nedorezov, and A. M. Rustamova, Sov. Phys. Solid State 12, 1829 (1971).

A. A. Cottey, J. Phys. C. 4, 1734–1736 (1971); J. Phys. C. 6, L16–L18 (1973).
[Crossref]

1969 (1)

B. A. Tavger and V. Ya. Demikhovskii, Sov. Phys. Usp. 11, 644–658 (1969).
[Crossref]

1967 (1)

N. S. Rytova, Sov. Phys. Solid State 8, 2136–2140 (1967).

1966 (1)

N. S. Rytova, Sov. Phys. Solid State 8, 1376–1380 (1966).

1965 (1)

V. Bezàk, J. Phys. Chem. Solids 27, 815–833 (1965).
[Crossref]

Bezàk, V.

V. Bezàk, J. Phys. Chem. Solids 27, 815–833 (1965).
[Crossref]

Burrafato, G.

G. Burrafato and et al., Lett. Nuovo Cimento 22, 467–471 (1978).
[Crossref]

G. Burrafato and et al., J. Phys. Chem. Solids 37, 519–523 (1976).
[Crossref]

G. Burrafato and et al., in Heliotechnique and Development, M. A. Kettani and J. E. Soussou, eds. (Development Analysis Associates, Inc., Cambridge, Mass., 1977), pp. 180–187.

G. Burrafato and et al., “Quantum size effects and solar energy,” in Proceedings of the First Course on Solar Energy Conversion, N. A. Mancini and I. F. Quercia, eds. (Procida, Italy, 1974), pp. 1–43.

Cottey, A. A.

A. A. Cottey, J. Phys. C. 4, 1734–1736 (1971); J. Phys. C. 6, L16–L18 (1973).
[Crossref]

Demikhovskii, V. Ya.

B. A. Tavger and V. Ya. Demikhovskii, Sov. Phys. Usp. 11, 644–658 (1969).
[Crossref]

Giaquinta, G.

G. Giaquinta, N. A. Mancini, and A. Pennisi, “Effetti quantistici di dimensione,” in Annuario della Enciclopedia della Scienza e della Technica (Mondadori, Milan, Italy, 1978), pp. 95–110.

Kaganov, M. I.

M. I. Kaganov, S. S. Nedorezov, and A. M. Rustamova, Sov. Phys. Solid State 12, 1829 (1971).

Mancini, N. A.

N. A. Mancini and A. Pennisi, Phys. Lett. A 35, 245–246 (1971).
[Crossref]

N. A. Mancini and et al., “Quantum size effects: a contribution to selectivity,” Lectures delivered at the Second Course on Solar Energy: Fundamentals and Applications, Izmir, Turkey, 1979.

G. Giaquinta, N. A. Mancini, and A. Pennisi, “Effetti quantistici di dimensione,” in Annuario della Enciclopedia della Scienza e della Technica (Mondadori, Milan, Italy, 1978), pp. 95–110.

Nedorezov, S. S.

M. I. Kaganov, S. S. Nedorezov, and A. M. Rustamova, Sov. Phys. Solid State 12, 1829 (1971).

Pennisi, A.

N. A. Mancini and A. Pennisi, Phys. Lett. A 35, 245–246 (1971).
[Crossref]

G. Giaquinta, N. A. Mancini, and A. Pennisi, “Effetti quantistici di dimensione,” in Annuario della Enciclopedia della Scienza e della Technica (Mondadori, Milan, Italy, 1978), pp. 95–110.

Rustamova, A. M.

M. I. Kaganov, S. S. Nedorezov, and A. M. Rustamova, Sov. Phys. Solid State 12, 1829 (1971).

Rytova, N. S.

N. S. Rytova, Sov. Phys. Solid State 8, 2136–2140 (1967).

N. S. Rytova, Sov. Phys. Solid State 8, 1376–1380 (1966).

Tavger, B. A.

B. A. Tavger and V. Ya. Demikhovskii, Sov. Phys. Usp. 11, 644–658 (1969).
[Crossref]

J. Phys. C. (1)

A. A. Cottey, J. Phys. C. 4, 1734–1736 (1971); J. Phys. C. 6, L16–L18 (1973).
[Crossref]

J. Phys. Chem. Solids (2)

G. Burrafato and et al., J. Phys. Chem. Solids 37, 519–523 (1976).
[Crossref]

V. Bezàk, J. Phys. Chem. Solids 27, 815–833 (1965).
[Crossref]

Lett. Nuovo Cimento (1)

G. Burrafato and et al., Lett. Nuovo Cimento 22, 467–471 (1978).
[Crossref]

Phys. Lett. A (1)

N. A. Mancini and A. Pennisi, Phys. Lett. A 35, 245–246 (1971).
[Crossref]

Sov. Phys. Solid State (3)

M. I. Kaganov, S. S. Nedorezov, and A. M. Rustamova, Sov. Phys. Solid State 12, 1829 (1971).

N. S. Rytova, Sov. Phys. Solid State 8, 1376–1380 (1966).

N. S. Rytova, Sov. Phys. Solid State 8, 2136–2140 (1967).

Sov. Phys. Usp. (1)

B. A. Tavger and V. Ya. Demikhovskii, Sov. Phys. Usp. 11, 644–658 (1969).
[Crossref]

Other (4)

G. Burrafato and et al., “Quantum size effects and solar energy,” in Proceedings of the First Course on Solar Energy Conversion, N. A. Mancini and I. F. Quercia, eds. (Procida, Italy, 1974), pp. 1–43.

G. Giaquinta, N. A. Mancini, and A. Pennisi, “Effetti quantistici di dimensione,” in Annuario della Enciclopedia della Scienza e della Technica (Mondadori, Milan, Italy, 1978), pp. 95–110.

G. Burrafato and et al., in Heliotechnique and Development, M. A. Kettani and J. E. Soussou, eds. (Development Analysis Associates, Inc., Cambridge, Mass., 1977), pp. 180–187.

N. A. Mancini and et al., “Quantum size effects: a contribution to selectivity,” Lectures delivered at the Second Course on Solar Energy: Fundamentals and Applications, Izmir, Turkey, 1979.

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Figures (2)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Quantum efficiency versus energy for three InSb films of decreasing thickness.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Amplitude of the maximum in the photoelectron yield (dots) versus thickness compared with the 1/d law (solid line).

Equations (2)

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d c = ( π / 3 ρ ) 1 / 3 .
d n = ( π / 3 ρ ) 1 / 3 [ 1 4 n ( n - 1 ) ( 4 n + 1 ) ] 1 / 3 .