Mapping Donor Electrn Wave Function Deformations at Sub-Bohr Orbit Resolution

Seung H. Park, Purdue University - Main Campus
Rajib Rahman, Purdue University - Main Campus
Gerhard Klimeck, Purdue University - Main Campus
Lloyd C. L. Hollenberg, University of Melbourne

Date of this Version



accepted in Phys. Rev. Letter (2009)


This work was supported by the Australian Research Council, the Australian Government, and the US National Security (NSA), and the Army Research Office (ARO) under contract number W911NF-04-1-0290. Part of the development of NEMO-3D was initially performed at JPL, Caltech under a contract with NASA. NCN/ computational resources were used.


Quantum wave function engineering of dopant-based Si nano-structures reveals new physics in the solid-state, and is expected to play a vital role in future nanoelectronics. Central to any fundamental understanding or application is the ability to accurately characterize the deformation of the electron wave functions in these atom-based structures through electromagnetic field control. We present a method for mapping the subtle changes that occur in the electron wave function through the measurement of the hyperfine tensor probed by 29Si impurities. Our results show that detecting the donor electron wave function deformation is possible with resolution at the sub-Bohr radius level.