Modeling Nano-Structure Devices
Fundamental problems of and approaches to modeling nanostructure devices are reviewed. First the requirements for modeling charge transport in classical and nanostructure devices are compared and contrasted. Then the quantum mechanical concepts of transmission probabilities and eigen energies in nanostructures are related back to the classical concepts of resistance and capacitance, respectively. Next a small illustrative sampling of numerical approaches to calculation of the quantum mechanical properties of nanostructures is presented. Finally examples are given of how such theoretical concepts and numerical methods can be applied to modeling existing and future devices.
KeywordsTransmission Coefficient Transmission Probability Differential Capacitance Hard Wall Mesoscopic System
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