Tuesday, January 26, 2010

A paper in the Feb. issue of IEEE TED

A Physically Based Accurate Model for Quantum Mechanical Correction to the Surface Potential of Nanoscale MOSFETs
Karim, M. A.   Haque, A.  
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, United International University, Dhaka;

This paper appears in: Electron Devices, IEEE Transactions on
Publication Date: Feb. 2010
Volume: 57,  Issue: 2
On page(s): 496-502
ISSN: 0018-9383
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/TED.2009.2037453
First Published: 2009-12-28
Current Version Published: 2010-01-19

We present a physically based explicit analytical model for the quantum mechanical (QM) correction to the surface potential of nanoscale metal–oxide–semiconductor (MOS) devices. The effect of wave function penetration into the gate dielectric is taken into account. Instead of using the band-gap widening approach, which indirectly includes QM correction, the proposed correction term is directly added to the semiclassical surface potential. Under accumulation bias, charges in extended states and quantized states contribute to the surface potential in different ways. The proposed QM correction considers this difference in contributions. Comparison with two existing analytical QM correction models and two self-consistent QM numerical models show that the proposed correction is more accurate than the existing analytical models. The improvement achieved under the accumulation bias is particularly significant. The gate $C$$V$ characteristics of a number of different MOS devices have been simulated using the proposed correction. Excellent agreement with published experimental data has been observed.

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