A Wigner Function Approach to Transport and Switching in Sub-Micron Heterostructures

  • J. R. Barker
  • D. W. Lowe
  • S. Murray


The equation of motion for Wigner’s function is derived as an exact non-local extension of Boltzmann’s equation. Its solution is discussed for generic device potentials. Modifications for spatially varying effective mass are outlined and the moment balance equations critically discussed.


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© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. R. Barker
    • 1
  • D. W. Lowe
    • 1
  • S. Murray
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of WarwickCoventryUK

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