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Effect of frequency dependent electron-electron interaction on resonant tunneling

Journal Article


Abstract


  • In electron resonant tunneling through a double barrier structure, we show that dynamical electron-electron interactions in the resonant well can give rise to additional tunneling satellites due to collective electronic excitations. We present a first principle treatment for frequency-dependent electron-electron interactions in the resonant tunneling problem. The result confirms the previously proposed plasmon assisted resonant tunneling mechanism. We also find that the particle-hole excitation has very little effect on resonant tunneling. Our result can be applied to study the effects of various electronic excitations on the resonant tunneling of electrons. © 1995 Academic Press.

Publication Date


  • 1995

Citation


  • Fisher, D. J., Zhang, C., Stewart, S. M., Xu, W., Lerch, M. L. F., Martin, A. D., & Eaves, L. (1995). Effect of frequency dependent electron-electron interaction on resonant tunneling. Superlattices and Microstructures, 18(3), 239-248. doi:10.1006/spmi.1995.1108

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0029490205

Start Page


  • 239

End Page


  • 248

Volume


  • 18

Issue


  • 3

Abstract


  • In electron resonant tunneling through a double barrier structure, we show that dynamical electron-electron interactions in the resonant well can give rise to additional tunneling satellites due to collective electronic excitations. We present a first principle treatment for frequency-dependent electron-electron interactions in the resonant tunneling problem. The result confirms the previously proposed plasmon assisted resonant tunneling mechanism. We also find that the particle-hole excitation has very little effect on resonant tunneling. Our result can be applied to study the effects of various electronic excitations on the resonant tunneling of electrons. © 1995 Academic Press.

Publication Date


  • 1995

Citation


  • Fisher, D. J., Zhang, C., Stewart, S. M., Xu, W., Lerch, M. L. F., Martin, A. D., & Eaves, L. (1995). Effect of frequency dependent electron-electron interaction on resonant tunneling. Superlattices and Microstructures, 18(3), 239-248. doi:10.1006/spmi.1995.1108

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0029490205

Start Page


  • 239

End Page


  • 248

Volume


  • 18

Issue


  • 3