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The Electronic Band Parameters Calculated by a Novel Potential Model for Cd1-xZnxS Quantum Dot Super lattices

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Unité de Physique Quantique, Faculté des Sciences, Université de Monastir, Avenue de l’Environnement, 5000 Monastir, TUNISIA

Res. J. Material Sci., Volume 3, Issue (2), Pages 9-14, June,16 (2015)


In this paper, our interest is focused on a theoretical investigation of chains based on Cd1-xZnS quantum dots inserted in an insulating material. This system, supposed as a succession of flattened cylindrical quantum dots with a finite barrier height at the boundary, is treated with use a novel potential model. The super lattice band structure, the electron effective mass of the fundamental mini band and the coupling have been studied versus the inter-quantum dot separation for different zinc contents. The obtained results showed that the CdS system is the most adapted to have a super lattice behavior. Moreover, this study is of a great interest and can be considered as a helpful support for designing a new class of devices.


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