Universal negative differential resistance in one-dimensional resistors

Goussev, Arseni and Bandyopadhyay, Supriyo (2003) Universal negative differential resistance in one-dimensional resistors. Physics Letters A, 309 (3-4). pp. 240-247. ISSN 0375-9601

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0375-9601(03)00078-1

Abstract

A novel universal (material-independent) negative differential resistance is shown to exist in strictly one-dimensional systems (quantum wires) as a consequence of energy and momentum conservation in the interaction of one-dimensional confined carriers with one-dimensional confined acoustic phonons. The average (steady state) carrier energy should also exhibit a non-monotonic dependence on the driving electric field. Candidate systems to exhibit this negative differential resistance are suspended semiconductor nanobridges and semiconducting carbon nanotubes.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: F200 Materials Science
F300 Physics
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Arseni Goussev
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2012 15:59
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:37
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/10203

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