Journal of Computational Electronics

, Volume 9, Issue 3–4, pp 206–210 | Cite as

Self-consistent Poisson-Schrödinger-Monte Carlo solver: electron mobility in silicon nanowires

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Abstract

Silicon nanowires (SiNWs) are quasi-one-dimensional structures in which electrons are spatially confined in two directions and are free to move in one direction. They are ideal test structures for investigating the effect of two-dimensional (2D) electron confinement. A self-consistent 2D Poisson-2D Schrödinger solver coupled with a Monte-Carlo transport kernel can accurately model the electronic transport in long SiNWs. In this paper we provide a detailed description of the coupled Poisson-Schrödinger-Monte Carlo solver as employed to compute the electron mobility in SiNWs.

Keywords

Nanowires Monte Carlo Low-field mobility Electron mobility Self-consistent Schrödinger-Poisson solver 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of Wisconsin–MadisonMadisonUSA

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