Quantum corrections to semiclassical transport in nanoscale devices using entropy principles

J. P. Bourgade, P. Degond, N. Mauser, Christian Ringhofer

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Abstract

We derive a modification of the semiclassical Fermi Golden Rule collision operator based on quantum thermodynamic principles. The resulting operator is nonlocal in space and acknowledges the presence of steep potential gradients and potential barriers. The resulting quantum mechanical transport equation - the Wigner quantum Boltzmann equation - increases the corresponding quantum mechanical entropy and is therefore well posed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)117-120
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Computational Electronics
Volume6
Issue number1-3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2007

Keywords

  • Quantum entropy principles
  • Wigner-Boltzmann equations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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