Quantum Kinetic Analysis of Mesoscopic Systems: Linear Response

Y. Lee, Purdue University, Main Campus
Michael J. McLennan, Purdue University, Main Campus
Gerhard Klimeck, Purdue University - Main Campus
R. K. Lake, Purdue University, Main Campus
S. Datta, Purdue University - Main Campus

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Superlattices and Microstructures, Vol. 11, No. 2, (1992) pp. 137


Numerical results are presented for R,, and Rxy in a rectangular Hall geometry from B=0- 1OT. At low fields we find the usual semiclassical results while at high fields both Shubnikov-de Haas oscillations and the quantum Hall effect are evident. Electrochemical potential profiles and current flow patterns are also discussed. The analysis is based on a linear response equation derived earlier from the Keldysh formal- ism. This equation assumes low temperatures and point-like phase-breaking scatterers. We also discuss how this equation is generalized to high temperatures and extended scatterers.


Nanoscience and Nanotechnology