Self-consistent analysis of resonant tunneling current

Ohnishi, Hiroaki; Inata, Tsuguo; Muto, Shunichi; Yokoyama, Naoki; Shibatomi, Akihiko
November 1986
Applied Physics Letters;11/10/1986, Vol. 49 Issue 19, p1248
Academic Journal
We investigated the current-voltage characteristics of the double barrier, resonant tunneling structure, using a self-consistent method. We note the significance of the effects of band bending and buildup of space charge in the quantum well. For the peak current, our calculated results agree with the measured results very well. However, the measured valley current is much greater than the calculated values.


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