Temperature description of transport in single- and multiple-barrier structures

H. L. Grubin, T. R. Govindan, B. J. Morrison, D. K. Ferry, M. A. Stroscios

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Abstract

Barrier calculations based upon solutions of the Liouville equation in the coordinate representation reveal a complicated spatial dependence of the quantum distribution function near and within the barriers. Within the framework of classical transport this spatial dependence suggests equilibrium electron temperature values that differ from the ambient. The prospect of quantum heating and cooling under equilibrium conditions is examined and dispelled in favour of an interpretation that includes density-gradient contributions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalSemiconductor Science and Technology
Volume7
Issue number3 B
StatePublished - Mar 1992
Externally publishedYes

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Liouville equation
Electron temperature
Distribution functions
Cooling
Heating
Liouville equations
distribution functions
electron energy
cooling
gradients
Temperature
heating
temperature

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  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Grubin, H. L., Govindan, T. R., Morrison, B. J., Ferry, D. K., & Stroscios, M. A. (1992). Temperature description of transport in single- and multiple-barrier structures. Semiconductor Science and Technology, 7(3 B).

Temperature description of transport in single- and multiple-barrier structures. / Grubin, H. L.; Govindan, T. R.; Morrison, B. J.; Ferry, D. K.; Stroscios, M. A.

In: Semiconductor Science and Technology, Vol. 7, No. 3 B, 03.1992.

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Grubin, HL, Govindan, TR, Morrison, BJ, Ferry, DK & Stroscios, MA 1992, 'Temperature description of transport in single- and multiple-barrier structures', Semiconductor Science and Technology, vol. 7, no. 3 B.
Grubin HL, Govindan TR, Morrison BJ, Ferry DK, Stroscios MA. Temperature description of transport in single- and multiple-barrier structures. Semiconductor Science and Technology. 1992 Mar;7(3 B).
Grubin, H. L. ; Govindan, T. R. ; Morrison, B. J. ; Ferry, D. K. ; Stroscios, M. A. / Temperature description of transport in single- and multiple-barrier structures. In: Semiconductor Science and Technology. 1992 ; Vol. 7, No. 3 B.
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