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VLSI Design
Volume 8 (1998), Issue 1-4, Pages 185-190
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/1998/71098

Application of the Wigner-Function Formulation to Mesoscopic Systems in Presence of Electron-Phonon Interaction

Istituto Nazionale per la Fisica della Materia, Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Modena, Via Campi 213/A, Modena 41100, Italy

Copyright © 1998 Hindawi Publishing Corporation.

Abstract

A theoretical and computational analysis of the quantum dynamics of charge carriers in presence of electron-phonon interaction based on the Wigner function is here applied to the study of transport in mesoscopic systems. Numerical applications are shown for a) a wave packet scattering with phonons while crossing a potential profile and b) electrons scattering with phonons in a finite device with open boundary conditions.