Oscillations Due to Many-Body Effects in Resonant Tunneling
We analyze the dynamical evolution of the resonant tunneling of a cloud of electrons through a double barrier in the presence of the self-consistent potential created by the charge accumulation in the well. The intrinsic nonlinearity of the transmission process is shown to lead to oscillations of the stored charge and of the transmitted and reflected fluxes.
KeywordsElectron Cloud Energy Spread Resonant Tunneling Charge Accumulation Trap Charge
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