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

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

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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)
Article number093
Pages (from-to)B360-B363
JournalSemiconductor Science and Technology
Volume7
Issue number3 B
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry

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