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Piece-Wise Constant Potential Barriers Tool: First-Time User Guide

By Samarth Agarwal1, Gerhard Klimeck2

1. IBM 2. Purdue University

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This supporting document for the Piece-Wise Constant Potential Barriers Tool serves as a first-time user guide. Some basic ideas about quantum mechanical tunneling are introduced in addition to how device geometry influences tunneling probability. The transfer matrix and tight-binding formulations are also compared.

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  • Samarth Agarwal; Gerhard Klimeck (2009), "Piece-Wise Constant Potential Barriers Tool: First-Time User Guide,"

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