Self – Heating Effects in Nanowire Transistors

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We investigate the role of self-heating effects on the electrical characteristics of a silicon nanowire transistor using a 3-D Monte Carlo device simulator that includes self-consistent solution of the energy balance equations for both acoustic and optical phonons. We find that self-heating effects in the nanowire transistor lead to more than 10.35 % degradation in the ON-current for VG=VD=1 V.

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Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: 2, Nanotechnology 2010: Electronics, Devices, Fabrication, MEMS, Fluidics and Computational
Published: June 21, 2010
Pages: 45 - 48
Industry sector: Sensors, MEMS, Electronics
Topics: Nanoelectronics
ISBN: 978-1-4398-3402-2