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The non-equilibrium Greens function (NEGF) formalism provides a powerful conceptual and computational framework for treating quantum transport in nanodevices. It goes beyond the Landauer approach for ballistic, non-interacting electronics to include inelastic scattering and strong correlation effects at an atomistic level.
Check out Supriyo Datta's NEGF page for more information, or browse through the various resources listed below.
Electron Density in a Nanowire
30 Jan 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Gerhard Klimeck, Saumitra Raj Mehrotra
Electron Density in a circular Silicon nanowire transistor.
OMEN Nanowire Demonstration: Nanowire Simulation and Analysis
11 Jun 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Gerhard Klimeck, Benjamin P Haley
This video shows the simulation and analysis of a nanowire using OMEN Nanowire. Several powerful analytic features of this tool are demonstrated.
Resonant Tunneling Diode operation
22 Apr 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Saumitra Raj Mehrotra, Gerhard Klimeck
A resonant tunneling diode (RTD) is a type of diode with a resonant tunneling structure that allows electrons to tunnel through various resonant states at certain energy levels. RTDs can be fabricated using many different types of materials (such as III-V, type IV, II-VI semiconductors) and...
RTD with NEGF Demonstration: Basic RTD Asymmetric
12 Jun 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Gerhard Klimeck
This video shows the analysis of a 2 barrier Resonant Tunneling Diode (RTD) over 21 bias points using RTDLab. Several powerful features of this tool are demonstrated.