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EPSRC Reference: EP/D070236/2
Title: Modelling of Carrier Transport in Ultra Thin Body Transistors
Principal Investigator: Kalna, Dr K
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Department: College of Engineering
Organisation: Swansea University
Scheme: Advanced Fellowship
Starts: 01 March 2010 Ends: 31 August 2012 Value (£): 229,304
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Electronic Devices & Subsys.
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Electronics
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Aggressive scaling of the conventional metal-oxide-semiconductor field effect transistors is required by the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors as conventional devices will hit a limit beyond the 45 nm technology node. Novel, ultra-thin body transistors must be introduced into production in order to sustain the expected increase in device performance. Moreover, both the Silicon device body and the SiO2 dielectric have to be replaced with a higher mobility semiconductor and higher dielectric constant materials.The proposed fellowship research aims to develop a 'state-of-art' Monte Carlo device simulator which is capable of accurately modelling the low-dimensional properties of ultra-thin body transistors. The simulator will be employed to optimise the ultra-thin body architecture, to benchmark the prospective high mobility materials, and to investigate the impact of high-K dielectrics on channel mobility. It will also focus on the exploitation of different material crystal orientations in the channel. The accompanying research grant proposal aims to establish a new Monte Carlo simulation tool and enhancing the collaborators' Non-Equilibrium Green Functions simulator employed in the investigation of nanowire transistors.
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