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The Thermoballistic Transport Model

A Novel Approach to Charge Carrier Transport in Semiconductors

Lipperheide, Reinhard, Wille, Uwe

2014, XI, 150 p. 7 illus.

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  • Presents the thermoballistic approach as a novel and original way of calculations
  • Treats specific examples of current research in semiconductor physics and spintronics
  • Develops the formalism systematically, step-by-step, to make it easily comprehensible
The book presents a comprehensive survey of the thermoballistic approach to charge carrier transport in semiconductors. This semi-classical approach, which the authors have developed over the past decade, bridges the gap between the opposing drift-diffusion and ballistic  models of carrier transport. While incorporating basic features of the latter two models, the physical concept underlying the thermoballistic approach constitutes a novel, unifying scheme. It is based on the introduction of "ballistic configurations" arising from a random partitioning of the length of a semiconducting sample into ballistic transport intervals. Stochastic averaging of the ballistic carrier currents over the ballistic configurations results in a position-dependent thermoballistic current, which is the key element of the thermoballistic concept and forms  the point of departure for the calculation of all relevant transport properties. In the book, the thermoballistic concept and its implementation are developed in great detail, and specific examples of interest to current research in semiconductor physics and spintronics are worked out.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Mesoscale and Nanoscale Physics - Semi-classical Description - Theory of Charge Carrier Transport in Semiconductors - Thermoballistic Transport Model - Unification of Drif-Diffusion and Ballistic Transport - ballistic transport intervals - spintronics research

Related subjects » Condensed Matter Physics - Materials - Optical & Electronic Materials

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