Monday, September 24, 2012

1209.4878 (Himadri S. Pal et al.)

Electron-Phonon Scattering in Planar MOSFETs: NEGF and Monte Carlo

Himadri S. Pal, Dmitri E. Nikonov, Raseong Kim, Mark S. Lundstrom
A formalism for incorporating electron-phonon scattering into the nonequilibrium Green's function (NEGF) framework that is applicable to planar MOSFETs is presented. Restructuring the NEGF equations in terms of approximate summation of transverse momentum modes leads to a rigorous and efficient method of solution. This helps to drastically reduce the computational complexity, allowing treatment of both quantum mechanics and dissipative electron-phonon scattering processes for device sizes from nanometers to microns. The formalism is systematically benchmarked against Monte Carlo solutions of the classical Boltzmann transport for model potential profiles. Results show a remarkably close agreement between the two methods for variety of channel lengths and bias conditions, both for elastic and inelastic scattering processes.
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