By completing the Piece-Wise Constant Potential Barriers Tool Lab (PCPBT Lab) in ABACUS - Assembly of Basic Applications for Coordinated Understanding of Semiconductors, users will be able to understand a) the concept of quantum-mechanical transmissions and reflections, b) a double-barrier structure and the concept of quasi-bound states, and c) the formation of energy bands due to the interation between the wells in a multi-well structure.
The specific objectives of the PCPBT Lab are:
Users who are new to the analysis of open quantum systems, the concepts of transmission and reflection coefficient (needed for the calculation of the current in a quantum-mechanical system), the concept of resonant or quasi-bound states and the operation of resonant tunneling diode, or the formation of energy bands in multiple-well structures should consult the following resources:
1. D. K. Ferry. (2001). Quantum Mechanics: An Introduction for Device Physicists and Electrical Engineers. 2nd ed. Bristol (UK): Institute of Physics Publishing.
2. Dragica Vasileska, Stephen M. Goodnick and G. Klimeck. (2010). Computational Electronics: Semiclassical and Quantum Device Modeling and Simulation. Boca Raton, LA: CRC Press. (See especially chapter 2)
Exercises and Homework Assignments
Solutions to Exercises
Solutions to exercises will be provided only to instructors!
This test will assess the users conceptual understanding of the physical, mathematical and computational knowledge related to the calculation of transmission coefficients, resonant tunneling, and the formation of bandstructure in crystals.
In this final challenge users will integrate what they have learned about tunneling through piece-wise constant potential barriers such as the double barrier structure in resonant tunneling diodes.