Publications in Scientific Journals:

N. Zamponi, A. Jüngel:
"Two spinorial drift-diffusion models for quantum electron transport in graphene";
Communications in Mathematical Sciences, 11 (2013), 3; 927 - 950.

English abstract:
Two drift-diffusion models for the quantum transport of electrons in graphene,
which account for the spin degree of freedom, are derived from a spinorial Wigner equation with
relaxation-time or mass- and spin-conserving matrix collision operators using a Chapman-Enskog
expansion around the thermal equilibrium. Explicit models are computed by assuming that both the
semiclassical parameter and the scaled Fermi energy are sufficiently small. For one of the models,
the global existence of weak solutions, entropy-dissipation properties, and the exponential long-time
decay of the spin vector are proved. Finally, numerical simulations of a one-dimensional ballistic
diode using both models are presented, showing the temporal behavior of the particle density and
the components of the spin vector.

German abstract:
Siehe englisches Abstract.

Graphene; semiconductor; drift-diffusion model

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