Magnetic-field effect on the diamagnetic susceptibility of hydrogenic impurities in quantum well-wires
We have studied the magnetic field effects on the diamagnetic susceptibility and binding energy of a hydrogenic impurity in a quantum well-wire by taking into account spatially dependent screening. Using the effective-mass approximation within a variational scheme, binding energy and diamagnetic susceptibility of donor are obtained as a function of the magnetic field, length of the square quantum well-wire for different impurity positions. It is shown that the magnetic field effects on diamagnetic susceptibility can be more important for donors in quantum well-wires over a large range of wire dimensions. (C) 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.