Impacts of atomic disorder on avalanche multiplication in a one-dimensional silicon nanodot (SiND) array have been theoretically studied. The disorder lifts the degeneracy of the energy levels and reduces the impact-ionization threshold. This leads to a larger carrier multiplication factor in the disordered SiND array compared to an ideal SiND array without disorder or strain.
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