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Effective nonlinear model of resonant tunneling nanostructures

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Díez Gutiérrez, Enrique Javier and Sánchez, Angel and Domínguez-Adame Acosta, Francisco (1996) Effective nonlinear model of resonant tunneling nanostructures. Physics letters A, 215 (1-2). pp. 103-107. ISSN 0375-9601

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0375-9601(96)00202-2




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We introduce a model of a nonlinear double-barrier structure to describe in a simple way the effects of electron-electron scattering while remaining analytically tractable. The model is based on a generalized effective-mass equation where a nonlinear local field interaction is introduced to account for those inelastic scattering phenomena. Resonance peaks seen in the transmission coefficient spectra for the linear case appear shifted to higher energies depending on the magnitude of the nonlinear coupling. Our results are in good agreement with self-consistent solutions of the Schrodinger and Poisson equations. The calculation procedure is seen to be very fast, which makes our technique a good candidate for a rapid approximate analysis of these structures.


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We are very thankful to Paco Padilla and Alan R. Bishop for useful discussions. This work is supported from CICYT (Spain) through project No. MAT95-0325.

Uncontrolled Keywords:Propagation; Waves
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Materials
ID Code:37915
Deposited On:26 May 2016 15:40
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