8. Nonlinear Dynamics in Semiconductor Superlattices

  1. Luis L. Bonilla1 and
  2. Stephen W. Teitsworth2

Published Online: 20 SEP 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9783527628674.ch8

Nonlinear Wave Methods for Charge Transport

Nonlinear Wave Methods for Charge Transport

How to Cite

Bonilla, L. L. and Teitsworth, S. W. (2010) Nonlinear Dynamics in Semiconductor Superlattices, in Nonlinear Wave Methods for Charge Transport, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527628674.ch8

Author Information

  1. 1

    Gregorio Millan, Institute of Fluid Dynamics, Nanoscience and Industrial Mathematics, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Leganes, Spain

  2. 2

    Department of Physics, Duke University, Durham, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 SEP 2010
  2. Published Print: 13 JAN 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527406951

Online ISBN: 9783527628674



  • Weakly coupled superlattices;
  • Electric field domains;
  • Tunneling currents;
  • Photoexcitation;
  • Strongly coupled superlattices;
  • Current bias;
  • Pinning;
  • Self-sustained current oscillations;
  • Spin transport


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Spatially Discrete Model for the Doped Weakly Coupled SL

  • Nondimensionalization of the Discrete Drift-Diffusion Model

  • Wave Fronts and Stationary States under Current Bias

  • Static Field Domains in Voltage-Biased SLs

  • Relocation of EFDs

  • Self-Sustained Oscillations of the Current

  • Spin Transport in Dilute Magnetic Semiconductor Superlattices

  • References