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Resonant tunneling diode (RTD) is a diode with a resonant tunneling structure in which electrons can tunnel through some resonant states at certain energy levels. The current–voltage characteristic often exhibits negative differential resistance regions.

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  1. Quantum Mechanics: Landauer's Formula

    08 Jul 2008 | Series | Contributor(s): Dragica Vasileska, Gerhard Klimeck

    When a metallic nanojunction between two macroscopic electrodes is connected to a battery, electrical current flows across it. The battery provides, and maintains, the charge imbalance between the..., a resource for nanoscience and nanotechnology, is supported by the National Science Foundation and other funding agencies. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.