Self-Scattering Path-Variable Formulation of High-Field, Time-Dependent, Quantum Kinetic Equations for Semiconductor Transport in the Finite-Collision-Duration Regime

J. R. Barker, D. K. Ferry

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Abstract

Quantum kinetic equations for describing transport in submicron semiconducting devices in the finite collision duration regime are developed which are nonlocal in time and momentum. Utilizing a projected self-scattering formulation, a retarded path-integral equation is obtained. Quantum kinetic equations are usually exceedingly difficult to solve. The formulation found here presents a powerful technique to achieve these solutions even in the case where nonlocal effects are important.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1779-1781
Number of pages3
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume42
Issue number26
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1979
Externally publishedYes

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