Accession Number : ADA264130


Title :   Temperature Description of Transport in Single- and Multiple-Barrier Structures


Corporate Author : SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ASSOCIATES INC GLASTONBURY CT


Personal Author(s) : Grubin, H L ; Govindan, T R ; Morrison, B J ; Ferry, D K ; Stroscio, M A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a264130.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 5


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.


Descriptors :   *COMPUTATIONS , *ELECTRONS , *BARRIERS , *LIOUVILLE EQUATION , FUNCTIONS , REPRINTS , ELECTRON TRANSPORT , TRANSPORT , EQUATIONS , GRADIENTS , DISTRIBUTION FUNCTIONS , VALUE , HEATING , COORDINATES , COOLING , DENSITY , TEMPERATURE


Subject Categories : Quantum Theory and Relativity


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE