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Electron-hole pair excitation in a magneto-quantum plasma under a one-dimensional periodic potential

Journal Article


Abstract


  • We have calculated the frequency dependent dielectric response function for a quantum plasma under a constant magnetic field and a one-dimensional periodic modulation potential. It is found that the original inverse square root divergence in the density of states is removed by the modulation potential while periodic finite peaks and sudden steps are introduced. The electron-hole excitation exhibits two new features due to the periodic modulation, (i) the excitation contains double peaks at ω around ωc and (ii) it also contains a series of kink like structures at the band edges.

Publication Date


  • 1996

Citation


  • Stewart, S. M., & Zhang, C. (1996). Electron-hole pair excitation in a magneto-quantum plasma under a one-dimensional periodic potential. Physics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics, 215(1-2), 86-90. doi:10.1016/0375-9601(96)00220-4

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-30244496803

Start Page


  • 86

End Page


  • 90

Volume


  • 215

Issue


  • 1-2

Abstract


  • We have calculated the frequency dependent dielectric response function for a quantum plasma under a constant magnetic field and a one-dimensional periodic modulation potential. It is found that the original inverse square root divergence in the density of states is removed by the modulation potential while periodic finite peaks and sudden steps are introduced. The electron-hole excitation exhibits two new features due to the periodic modulation, (i) the excitation contains double peaks at ω around ωc and (ii) it also contains a series of kink like structures at the band edges.

Publication Date


  • 1996

Citation


  • Stewart, S. M., & Zhang, C. (1996). Electron-hole pair excitation in a magneto-quantum plasma under a one-dimensional periodic potential. Physics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics, 215(1-2), 86-90. doi:10.1016/0375-9601(96)00220-4

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-30244496803

Start Page


  • 86

End Page


  • 90

Volume


  • 215

Issue


  • 1-2