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Lecture 2: General Model for Transport

By Mark Lundstrom

Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

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Datta's model of a nanodevice (a version of the Landauer approach) is introduced as a general way of describing nanodevices as well as bulk metals and semiconductors.


  1. The model device
  2. The mathematical model
  3. Modes
  4. Transmission
  5. Near-equilibrium (linear) transport
  6. Transport in the bulk
  7. Summary
  8. References

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Burton Morgan 121, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

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