The Wigner Monte Carlo Method for Nanoelectronic Devices
Copyright © 2010 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Editor(s): Damien Querlioz, Philippe Dollfus, Mireille Mouis
Published Online: 20 MAR 2013 03:25AM EST
Print ISBN: 9781848211506
Online ISBN: 9781118618479
About this Book
This book gives an overview of the quantum transport approaches for nanodevices and focuses on the Wigner formalism. It details the implementation of a particle-based Monte Carlo solution of the Wigner transport equation and how the technique is applied to typical devices exhibiting quantum phenomena, such as the resonant tunnelling diode, the ultra-short silicon MOSFET and the carbon nanotube transistor. In the final part, decoherence theory is used to explain the emergence of the semi-classical transport in nanodevices.