Particle Monte Carlo simulation of Wigner function tunneling

L. Shifren, D. K. Ferry

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We present initial results from a particle-based Monte Carlo simulation of Wigner function evolution. The case of the single tunnel barrier is studied by solving the Schrödinger equation, the Wigner distribution function, and the new Monte Carlo procedure. Comparisons of the resulting densities are presented along with a Bohm trajectory interpretation to validate the new method.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)217-221
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Jul 2 2001

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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