We report clear crystallite size dependencies of the transport and phototransport properties in solid-state ensembles of semiconductor quantum dots. By finding a Meyer-Neldel-like behavior for the former and by comparing the experimental results with computer simulations for the latter, we show that the above dependencies are associated with the quantum confined induced variation of the band gap in the individual dots. These findings go beyond the available knowledge of interparticle conduction mechanisms by providing a basis for the corresponding physical statistics of such quantum dot ensembles.
|Original language||American English|
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|State||Published - 3 Apr 2007|