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Dispersion and the electron-phonon interaction in a single heterostructure (2016)
Journal Article
Naylor, D. R., Dyson, A., & Ridley, B. K. (2017). Dispersion and the electron-phonon interaction in a single heterostructure. Physica E: Low-dimensional Systems and Nanostructures, 86, (218-224). doi:10.1016/j.physe.2016.06.027. ISSN 1386-9477

We investigate the electron-phonon interaction in a polar-polar single heterostructure through the use of the linear combination of hybrid phonon modes, considering the role of longitudinal optical, transverse optical and interface modes, using a con... Read More

Phonon emission and arrival times of electrons from a single-electron source (2016)
Journal Article
Emary, C., Dyson, A., Kataoka, M., Ryu, S., & Sim, H. (2016). Phonon emission and arrival times of electrons from a single-electron source. Physical Review B, 93(3), doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.93.035436. ISSN 2469-9950

In recent charge-pump experiments, single electrons are injected into quantum Hall edge channels at energies significantly above the Fermi level. We consider here the relaxation of these hot edge-channel electrons through longitudinal-optical-phonon... Read More

Hot phonon effects on high field transport in GaN & AlN (2015)
Journal Article
Dyson, A., Naylor, D. R., & Ridley, B. K. (2015). Hot phonon effects on high field transport in GaN & AlN. IEEE transactions on electron devices, 62(11), 3613-3618. doi:10.1109/TED.2015.2476383

We have studied the effects of hot phonons on the high-field transport in GaN & AlN. The dynamics of the non-equilibrium electron-LO phonon system is studied via an ensemble Monte-Carlo code. We find that under steady-state conditions the hot-phonons... Read More

Negative differential resistance associated with hot phonons (2012)
Journal Article
Dyson, A., & Ridley, B. K. (2012). Negative differential resistance associated with hot phonons. Journal of applied physics, 112(6), (063707). doi:10.1063/1.4754012. ISSN 0021-8979

We predict the existence of a hot-phonon negative differential resistance (NDR) in GaN. We show that this is a consequence of a wave-vector dependence of lifetime caused by the effect of coupled plasmon-phonons. Anti-screened long-wavelength modes ha... Read More

Momentum relaxation due to polar optical phonons in AlGaN/GaN heterostructures (2011)
Journal Article
Zhang, J., Zhang, J., Dyson, A., & Ridley, B. K. (2011). Momentum relaxation due to polar optical phonons in AlGaN/GaN heterostructures. Physical review B: Condensed matter and materials physics, 84(15), doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.84.155310. ISSN 1098-0121

Using the dielectric continuum (DC) model, momentum relaxation rates are calculated for electrons confined in quasi-two-dimensional (quasi-2D) channels of AlGaN/GaN heterostructures. Particular attention is paid to the effects of half-space and inter... Read More

Phonon-plasmon coupled-mode lifetime in semiconductors (2008)
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Dyson, A., & Ridley, B. K. (2008). Phonon-plasmon coupled-mode lifetime in semiconductors. Journal of applied physics, 103(11), (114507). doi:10.1063/1.2937918. ISSN 0021-8979

Raman scattering measurements of the lifetime of hot phonons in GaN show a decrease with increasing electron concentration. Density-dependent lifetimes have also been deduced from noise measurements of AlGaN/GaN channels. We suggest that the results... Read More