Effective potentials and quantum fluid models: A thermodynamic approach

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Abstract

We present a thermodynamic approach to introducing quantum corrections to the classical transport picture in semiconductor device simulation. This approach leads to a modified Boltzmann equation with a quantum corrected force term and to quantum corrected fluid, or quantum hydrodynamic models. We present the quantum interaction of electrons with a gate oxide barrier potential and quantum hydrodynamic simulations of a resonant tunneling diode as application examples.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)771-801
Number of pages31
JournalInternational Journal of High Speed Electronics and Systems
Volume13
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2003

Keywords

  • Effective potentials
  • Quantum hydrodynamics
  • Quantum thermodynamics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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