Wigner function quantum Monte Carlo

L. Shifren, D. K. Ferry

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Results obtained from a Wigner function quantum Monte Carlo simulation of resonant tunneling diodes are presented. Methods of introducing partial weights of electrons through an affinity as well as methods for incorporating negative values of the Wigner function are discussed. Results showing tunneling and correlation build-up during resonance are presented as evidence of a working model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)72-75
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica B: Condensed Matter
Issue number1-4
StatePublished - Mar 1 2002



  • Monte Carlo
  • Resonant tunneling diode
  • Wigner function

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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