Treatment of Point Defects in Nanowire MOSFETs Using the Nonequilibrium Green’s Function Formalism
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A program to numerically simulate point defects in nanowire metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistors is described. The simulation scheme is based on the non-equilibrium Green’s function method self-consistently being obtained via the resolution of 3D Poisson’s equation. A tight-binding hamiltonian is used and the point defect is characterized by a macroscopic coulombic tail treated in the mode-space approach, plus a short range on-site perturbation potential energy, treated exactly. The effect on internal quantities and on the transistor characteristics is studied as a function of the strength and the location of the defect potential. Subthreshold current is found to vary in a factor 10 according to the position of the impurity.
Keywordsnanowire MOSFETs Ballistic transport point defect Green’s function Coulomb potential
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