Effect of cross-sectional geometry on the RPA plasmons of quantum wires
The effect of cross-sectional geometry on both the intrasubband plasmon and intersubband plasmon of a quantum wire is investigated within a two-subband RPA scheme. Exact analytical electronic wavefunctions for circular, elliptical and rectangular wires are employed within the infinite barrier approximation. It is found that for fixed cross-sectional area and linear electron concentration, the intrasubband plasmon energy is only marginally dependent on the wire geometry whereas the intersubband plasmon energy may change considerably due to its dependence on the electronic subband energy difference. © 1994.