ABSTRACT: Microscopic phonon theory of semiconductor nanocrystals (NCs) is reviewed in this paper. Phonon modes of Si and Ge NCs with
various sizes of up to 7 nm are investigated by valence force field theory. Phonon modes in spherical SiGe alloy NCs approximately
3.6 nm (containing 1147 atoms) in size have been investigated as a function of the Si concentration. Phonon density-of-states,
quantum confinement effects, as well as Raman intensities are discussed.
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