World Year of Physics
Einstein Centennial Colloquium Series

Phonon Lifetimes and Phonon Confinement Effects in Semiconductor Heterostructures: Central Role of the Klemens* Channel

Professor Michael Stroscio
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Illinois, Chicago

Phonon lifetimes and phonon confinement effects play important roles in determining the basic electronic and optical properties of semiconductor heterostructures as well as in modern devices based on these structures. This talk highlights some of these effects with special emphasis on the central role of the Klemens* channel for phonon decay. (Authored by Michael Stroscio and Mitra Dutta).

*) This talk will be a part of our "Paul G. Klemens Celebration". We will also have a pre-colloquium gathering at 2:00 P.M. in the Gant Science Complex, Room P-121, to honor Paul's contributions and celebrate his 80-th birthday.

Refreshments will then follow in the Physics Library, Room P-103, at 3:30 P.M.

Friday, October 21, 2005
4:00 PM
Gant Science Complex
Physics Department
Room P38

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