Bruce A. Mason
B.A. 1980 Oberlin College
Ph.D. 1985 Maryland
My research involves the theoretical study of the properties of electronic systems in semiconductors. This work uses extensive computer modeling of semiconductor structures to understand the electronic states of these systems, and their electron dynamics. This work includes the study of parabolic quantum wells, hetero-junctions, metal-oxide-semiconductor structures and semiconductor quantum wires. I am interested in the electronic transport, optical, and infrared properties of these systems including the effects of magnetic fields and disorder. The techniques used in these calculations include self-consistent local density simulations, many-body Green function techniques, Monte Carlo simulations, and path integrals. I am also interested in the device applications of novel quantum systems for transistors and detectors.
M. F. Khodr, P. J. McCann, and B. A. Mason, ``Effects of Band Nonparabolicity on the Gain and Current Density in EuSe-PbSeTe IV-VI Semiconductor Quantum Well Lasers'', I.E.E.E. Jour. Opt. Elect. 32, 236 (1996).
C. E. Hembree, B. A. Mason, J. T. Kwiatkowski, J. E. Furneaux, and J. Slinkman, ``Calculated Spin Effects in Wide Parabolic Quantum Wells'', Physical Review B 48, 9162 (1993).
B. A. Mason and K. Hess, ``Quantum Monte Carlo Calculations of Electron Dynamics in Dissipative Solid State Systems Using Real-Time Path Integrals'', Physical Review B 39, 5051 (1989).