Nanotech 2002 Vol. 2
Nanotech 2002 Vol. 2
Technical Proceedings of the 2002 International Conference on Computational Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Quantum Effects, Quantum Devices and Spintronics Chapter 9

Electron Vorticity - Internal Energy Formulation of the Hydrodynamic Model of Electron Transport

Authors: K. Mohseni and A. Shakouri

Affilation: University of Colorado, United States

Pages: 217 - 220

Keywords: electron transport, internal energy, hydrobynamic model, electron vorticity

The hydrodynamic model of electron transport is revisited. By rearranging the governing equations a new set of equations in terms of the electron vorticity and internal energy is derived. The advantage of the new set of equations is the explicit removal of the electric field from the equations. A scale analysis of the electron vorticity equation is performed and the conditions for the observation of electron vortices in high field transport in sub-micron devices are predicted.

ISBN: 0-9708275-6-3
Pages: 504

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