Impact Ionization and Hot - Electron Injection Derived Consistently from Boltzmann Transport

Abstract

We develop a quantitative model of the impact-ionizationand hot-electron-injection processes in MOS devices from first principles. We begin by modeling hot-electron transport in the drain-to-channel depletion region using the spatially varying Boltzmann transport equation, and we analytically find a self consistent distribution function in a two step process. From the electron distribution function, we calculate the probabilities of impact ionization and hot-electron injection as functions of channel current, drain voltage, and floating-gate voltage. We compare our analytical model results to measurements in long-channel devices. The model simultaneously fits both the hotelectron-injection and impact-ionization data. These analytical results yield an energydependent impact-ionization collision rate that is consistent with numerically calculated collision rates reported in the literature.

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@inproceedings{Andreou2007ImpactIA, title={Impact Ionization and Hot - Electron Injection Derived Consistently from Boltzmann Transport}, author={Georgios Andreou and Bradley A. Minch and Carver Mead}, year={2007} }