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On the ballistic transport in nanometer-scaled double-gate MOSFET

By J. Saint Martin, A. Bournel and P. Dollfus


The scattering effects are studied in nanometer-scaled double-gate MOSFET, using Monte Carlo simulation. The non-equilibrium transport in the channel is analyzed with the help of the spectroscopy of the number of scatterings experienced by electrons. We show that the number of ballistic electrons at the drain end, even in terms of flux, is not the only relevant characteristic of ballistic transport. Then the drive current in the 15 nm-long channel transistor generations should be very close to the value obtained in the ballistic limit even if all electrons are not ballistic. Additionally, most back-scattering events which deteriorates the ON current, take place in the first half of the channel and in particular in the first low field region. However, the contribution of the second half of the channel can not be considered as negligible in any studied case i.e. for a channel length below 25 nm. Furthermore, the contribution of the second half of the channel tends to be more important as the channel length is reduced. So, in ultra short channel transistors, it becomes very difficult to extract a region of the channel which itself determine the drive current Ion.Comment: 27 pages, 13 figures, submitted to IEEE Trans. Electron. Dev., corrected typos, conclusions clarified, less meaningful figures suppresse

Topics: Condensed Matter - Mesoscale and Nanoscale Physics
Publisher: 'Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)'
Year: 2004
DOI identifier: 10.1109/TED.2004.829904
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