Numerical computation for pyramid quantum dot

Tsung Min Hwang, Wen Wei Lin, Wei Cheng Wang, Weichung Wang

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We present a simple and efficient numerical method for the simulation of the three-dimensional pyramid quantum dot which is placed in a cuboid box. The corresponding Schrödinger equation is discretized using the finite volume method with uniform mesh in Cartesian coordinates and the interface conditions are incorporated into the discretization scheme without explicitly enforcing them. The resulting matrix eigenvalue problem is then solved using a Jacobi-Davidson based method. Both linear and quintic polynomial eigenvalue problems are simulated. The scheme is 2nd order accurate and converges extremely fast. The superior performance is a combined effect of the uniform spacing of the grids and the nice structure of the resulting matrices. We have successfully simulated a variety of test problems, including a quintic polynomial eigenvalue problem with more than 32 million variables.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2004
EventEuropean Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering, ECCOMAS 2004 - Jyvaskyla, Finland
Duration: 2004 Jul 242004 Jul 28


ConferenceEuropean Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering, ECCOMAS 2004


  • Finite volume method
  • Heterostructure
  • Large scale polynomial eigenvalue problem
  • Schrödinger equation
  • Semiconductor pyramid quantum dot

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Applied Mathematics


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