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VLSI Design
Volume 8 (1998), Issue 1-4, Pages 185-190

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. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


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.