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Title: The theory of coherent resonance tunneling of interacting electrons

Analytical solutions of the Schrödinger equation for a two-barrier structure (resonance-tunnel diode) with open boundary conditions are found within the model of coherent tunneling of interacting electrons. Simple expressions for resonance current are derived which enable one to analyze the current-voltage characteristics, the conditions of emergence of hysteresis, and singularities of the latter depending on the parameters of resonance-tunnel diode. It is demonstrated that the hysteresis is realized if the current exceeds some critical value proportional to the square of resonance level width.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Moscow State Institute of Engineering Physics (Russian Federation)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22617257
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Physics; Journal Volume: 92; Journal Issue: 4; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2001 MAIK Nauka/Interperiodica; Article Copyright (c) 2001 MAIK Nauka/Interperiodica@; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; ANALYTICAL SOLUTION; BOUNDARY CONDITIONS; COHERENT RADIATION; DIFFUSION BARRIERS; ELECTRIC POTENTIAL; ELECTRON-ELECTRON INTERACTIONS; ELECTRONS; HYSTERESIS; LEVEL WIDTHS; RESONANCE; SCHROEDINGER EQUATION; SINGULARITY; TUNNEL DIODES; TUNNEL EFFECT