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28 May 2004 Surface scattering in thin films: wave guide strategy
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Proceedings Volume 5401, Micro- and Nanoelectronics 2003; (2004)
Event: Micro- and Nanoelectronics 2003, 2003, Zvenigorod, Russian Federation
The quantum wave-guide strategy was applied to study the influence of surface scattering on quantum transport. It started from the time-dependent Schrödinger equation, then perturbation terms were obtained and the film conductance calculated via the kinetic equation. The sheet conductance of a thin metallic film, a spin-valve layered structure and a semiconductor quantum well were evaluated in different physical limits, in particular, for different roughness character, long wave roughness or ripples. The interplay between surface and bulk scattering was also considered. Various power laws for the conductance dependence upon film thickness were obtained. Qualitative agreement with available experimental data was achieved.
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S. D. Ananiev, V. V. V'yurkov, and Alexander A. Orlikovsky "Surface scattering in thin films: wave guide strategy", Proc. SPIE 5401, Micro- and Nanoelectronics 2003, (28 May 2004);

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