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Tunneling

By Dragica Vasileska1, Gerhard Klimeck2

1. Arizona State University 2. Purdue University

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Abstract

This set of slides describes the quantum-mechanical process for tunneling and how it is accounted for in modeling semiconductor devices. We explain WKB approximation, transfer matrix approach and the Tsu-Esaki formula for the calculation of the current.

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  • Dragica Vasileska; Gerhard Klimeck (2011), "Tunneling," http://nanohub.org/resources/11771.

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