Role of visualization in the simulation of quantum electronic transport in semiconductors

Norman C. Kluksdahl, Alfred M. Kriman, David K. Ferry

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Abstract

Using the Wigner function to simulate semiconductor processes and depicting the results graphically is leading to new insights concerning these devices. The Wigner function, which uses a formalism that correctly incorporates all the quantum mechanics inherent in a problem, is the Fourier transform of the density matrix, taken with respect to a difference variable. The tunneling problem and the simulation of the resonant tunneling diode are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)60-66
Number of pages7
JournalComputer
Volume22
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Software

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