The Non-Equilibrium Green's Function Method for Nanoscale Device Simulation

  • Mahdi Pourfath

Part of the Computational Microelectronics book series (COMPUTATIONAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 253-256

About this book


For modeling the transport of carriers in nanoscale devices, a Green-function formalism is the most accurate approach. Due to the complexity of the formalism, one should have a deep understanding of the underlying principles and use smart approximations and numerical methods for solving the kinetic equations at a reasonable computational time.
In this book the required concepts from quantum and statistical mechanics and numerical methods for calculating Green functions are presented. The Green function is studied in detail for systems both under equilibrium and under nonequilibrium conditions. Because the formalism enables rigorous modeling of different scattering mechanisms in terms of self-energies, but an exact evaluation of self-energies for realistic systems is not possible, their approximation and inclusion in the quantum kinetic equations of the Green functions are elaborated. All the elements of the kinetic equations, which are the device Hamiltonian, contact self-energies, and scattering self-energies, are examined and efficient methods for their evaluation are explained. Finally, the application of these methods to study novel electronic devices such as nanotubes, graphene, Si-nanowires, and low-dimensional thermoelectric devices and photodetectors are discussed.


Green Function Nanoscale Device Simulation Transport in Nanoscale Devices

Authors and affiliations

  • Mahdi Pourfath
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  1. 1.School of Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of TehranTehranIran

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Wien 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7091-1799-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7091-1800-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0179-0307
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