3D Monte Carlo simulation of transport in electro-statically confined silicon nanochannels

Mohamed Mohamed, Pierre Martin, Umberto Ravaioli

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This study investigates transport and electrostatic behavior of quasi ID nanowires adopting a relatively simple planar fabrication technique. The confined conduction channel is created by etching an oxide trench, realizing a T-gate structure. Since multiple channels are normally needed to realize sufficient current drive in practical applications, the behavior of single and coupled adjacent silicon nanowires is characterized using a 3D quantum corrected Monte Carlo approach. Results indicate that a single T-gate structure provides over 27% increase in current drive compared to conventional MOSFET at a drain voltage of IV. In addition, design consideration and recommendation is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)39-42
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica Status Solidi (C) Current Topics in Solid State Physics
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2008
Event15th International Conference on Nonequilibrium Carrier Dynamics in Semiconductors, HCIS15 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: Jul 23 2007Jul 27 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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