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—Numerical simulations are used to guide the development of a simple analytical theory for ballistic field-effect transistors. When two-dimensional (2-D) electrostatic effects are small (and when the insulator capacitance is much less than the semiconductor (quantum) capacitance), the model reduces to Natori's theory of the ballistic MOSFET. The model also(More)
A simple model for ballistic nanotransistors, which extends previous work by treating both the charge control and the quantum capacitance limits of MOSFET-like transistors, is presented. We apply this new model to MOSFET-like carbon nanotube FETs (CNTFETs) and to MOSFETs at the scaling limit. The device physics for operation at ballistic and quantum(More)
Carbon nanotube metal–insulator–semiconductor capacitors are examined theoretically. For the densely packed array of nanotubes on a planar insulator, the capacitance per tube is reduced due to the screening of the charge on the gate plane by the neighboring nanotubes. In contrast to the silicon metal–oxide–semiconductor capacitors, the calculated C – V(More)
Multiscale simulation approaches are needed in order to address scientific and technological questions in the rapidly developing field of carbon nanotube electronics. In this paper, we describe an effort underway to develop a comprehensive capability for multiscale simulation of carbon nanotube electronics. We focus in this paper on one element of that(More)
The performance limits of carbon nanotube field-effect transistors ͑CNTFETs͒ are examined theoretically by extending a one-dimensional treatment used for silicon metal–oxide– semiconductor field-effect transistors ͑MOSFETs͒. Compared to ballistic MOSFETs, ballistic CNTFETs show similar I – V characteristics but the channel conductance is quantized. For(More)
We performed a comprehensive scaling study of Schottky barrier carbon nanotube transistors using self-consistent, atomistic scale simulations. We restrict our attention to Schottky barrier carbon nanotube FETs whose metal source/drain is attached to an intrinsic carbon nanotube channel. Ambipolar conduction is found to be an important factor that must be(More)
S The electrostatics of nanowire transistors are studied by solving the Poisson equation self-consistently with the equilibrium carrier statistics of the nanowire. For a one-dimensional, intrinsic nanowire channel, charge transfer from the metal contacts is important. We examine how the charge transfer depends on the insulator and the metal/semiconductor(More)
There has been enormous progress in the last two decades, effectively combining spintronics and magnetics into a powerful force that is shaping the field of memory devices. New materials and phenomena continue to be discovered at an impressive rate, providing an ever-increasing set of building blocks that could be exploited in designing transistor-like(More)
—We use the nonequilibrium Green function method in the ballistic limit to provide a quantitative description of the con-ductance of graphene p-n junctions—an important building block for graphene electronics devices. In this paper, recent experiments on graphene junctions are explained by a ballistic transport model, but only if the finite junction(More)
In this paper we present a general theory for an arbitrary 2D channel with "spin momentum locking" due to spin-orbit coupling. It is based on a semiclassical model that classifies all the channel electronic states into four groups based on the sign of the z-component of the spin (up (U), down (D)) and the sign of the x-component of the velocity (+, -). This(More)