The Thermoballistic Transport Model

A Novel Approach to Charge Carrier Transport in Semiconductors

  • Reinhard Lipperheide
  • Uwe Wille

Part of the Springer Tracts in Modern Physics book series (STMP, volume 259)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Reinhard Lipperheide, Uwe Wille
    Pages 1-4
  3. Reinhard Lipperheide, Uwe Wille
    Pages 5-24
  4. Reinhard Lipperheide, Uwe Wille
    Pages 25-48
  5. Reinhard Lipperheide, Uwe Wille
    Pages 49-82
  6. Reinhard Lipperheide, Uwe Wille
    Pages 83-109
  7. Reinhard Lipperheide, Uwe Wille
    Pages 111-137
  8. Reinhard Lipperheide, Uwe Wille
    Pages 139-141
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 143-150

About this book

Introduction

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.

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 Unification of Drif-Diffusion and Ballistic Transport ballistic transport intervals spintronics research

Authors and affiliations

  • Reinhard Lipperheide
    • 1
  • Uwe Wille
    • 2
  1. 1.Lise-Meitner-Campus WannseeHelmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und EnergieBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Lise-Meitner-Campus WannseeHelmholtz-Zentrum Berlin und EnergieBerlinGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-05924-2
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-05923-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-05924-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0081-3869
  • Series Online ISSN 1615-0430
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