Tags: resonant tunneling diodes

Description

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.

Learn more about quantum dots from the many resources on this site, listed below. More information on RTD can be found here.

Teaching Materials (1-5 of 5)

  1. Exercise: Resonant Tunneling Diode

    13 Jul 2011 | Contributor(s):: Dragica Vasileska, Gerhard Klimeck

    This is an exercise for resonant tunneling diode.

  2. Analytical and Numerical Solution of the Double Barrier Problem

    28 Jun 2010 | Contributor(s):: Gerhard Klimeck, Parijat Sengupta, Dragica Vasileska

    Tunneling is fully quantum-mechanical effect that does not have classical analog. Tunneling has revolutionized surface science by its utilization in scanning tunneling microscopes. In some device applications tunneling is required for the operation of the device (Resonant tunneling diodes,...

  3. Nanotechnology Animation Gallery

    22 Apr 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Saumitra Raj Mehrotra, Gerhard Klimeck

    Animations and visualization are generated with various nanoHUB.org tools to enable insight into nanotechnology and nanoscience. Click on image for detailed description and larger image download. Additional animations are also available Featured nanoHUB tools: Band Structure Lab. Carrier...

  4. PCPBT: Problem Assignment for Asymmetric Barriers

    24 Jun 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Dragica Vasileska, Gerhard Klimeck

    This example demonstrates to the students that for non-symmetric barriers which arise due to the imperfection of the molecular beam epitaxy process there is a reduction in the transmission coefficient and therefore current.

  5. Resonant Tunneling Diode Simulation with NEGF: First-Time User Guide

    01 Jun 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Samarth Agarwal, Gerhard Klimeck

    This first-time user guide for Resonant Tunneling Diode Simulation with NEGF provides some fundamental concepts regarding RTDs along with details on how device geometry and simulation parameters influence current and charge distribution inside the device.NCN@Purdue