Maximum Entropy Closure of Balance Equations for Miniband Semiconductor Superlattices

  title={Maximum Entropy Closure of Balance Equations for Miniband Semiconductor Superlattices},
  author={Luis L. Bonilla and Manuel Carretero},
Charge transport in nanosized electronic systems is described by semiclassical or quantum kinetic equations that are often costly to solve numerically and difficult to reduce systematically to macroscopic balance equations for densities, currents, temperatures and other moments of macroscopic variables. The maximum entropy principle can be used to close the system of equations for the moments but its accuracy or range of validity are not always clear. In this paper, we compare numerical… 

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