Monte Carlo Simulation of Low-Dimensional Nanostructures

D. Jovanovic, S. Briggs, J. P. Leburton

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Features unique to low dimensional systems can be exploited to make Monte Carlo simulations of nanostructures more efficient than bulk methods. Systems near the extreme quantum limit (EQL) are adequately modeled with a few subbands thereby allowing scattering rates to be fully stored in tabular form. For systems away from the EQL, memory constraints prohibit storage of all the scattering rates so the final state selection parameters are computed on-line between flights. We use the latter method to investigate intersubband scattering effects in a 20-subband quasi-1D structure.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComputational Electronics
Subtitle of host publicationSemiconductor Transport and Device Simulation
EditorsK. Hess, J. P. Leburton, U. Ravaioli
ISBN (Electronic)9781475721249
ISBN (Print)9781441951229, 9780792390886
StatePublished - 1991

Publication series

NameThe Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science
ISSN (Print)0893-3405


  • Monte Carlo Program
  • Optical Phonon Scattering
  • Intersubband Transition
  • Polar Optical Phonon
  • Free Flight


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