As computer chips approach the nanoscale, current techniques in chip design will become inadequate due to fundamental physical reasons. More specifically, quantum physical properties become significant at the nanoscale and foil traditional device designs. However, a solution may lie in the field of nanoelectronics. By taking advantage of quantum physical properties instead of ignoring them at the nanoscale, it may be possible to circumvent the limitations of traditional chip designs. This Java 2 applet simulates the quantum mechanical effect of particle tunneling across two potential barriers: a fundamental problem related to the issue at hand.
In-Depth Description of Resonant Tunneling Simulator
Authors: Anand Jagota and Edward Peng
Uses code from Dean Zollman (Kansas State University)
Uses the Complex and SFun classes from Visual Numerics