Tutorial 4a: High Bias Quantum Transport in Resonant Tunneling Diodes

By Gerhard Klimeck

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

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  • Resonant Tunneling Diodes - NEMO1D: Motivation / History / Key Insights
  • Open 1D Systems: Transmission through Double Barrier Structures - Resonant Tunneling
  • Introduction to RTDs: Linear Potential Drop
  • Introduction to RTDs: Realistic Doping Profiles
  • Introduction to RTDs: Relaxation Scattering in the Emitter
  • NEMO1D: Full Bandstructure Effects

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  • Gerhard Klimeck (2011), "Tutorial 4a: High Bias Quantum Transport in Resonant Tunneling Diodes," https://nanohub.org/resources/11043.

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MSEE B012, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN


  1. modelling
  2. NEMO
  3. tunneling
  4. rtd
  5. band structure
  6. nanoelectronics
  7. NEMO1D
  8. Simulation
  9. scattering
  10. course lecture
  11. resonant tunneling diodes
  12. NEGF
  13. quantum transport
  14. Summer School