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Volume 13 (2001), Issue 1-4, Pages 221-227

Wigner Function Methods in Modeling of Switching in Resonant Tunneling Devices

Scientific Research Associates, Inc., Glastonbury, CT 06033, USA

Copyright © 2001 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.


Issues associated with modeling of quantum devices within the framework of the transient Wigner equation are addressed. Of particular importance is the structure of the Wigner function, hysteresis, and device switching time, whose value is determined by the large signal device properties.