Multi-Subband Ensemble Monte Carlo simulations of scaled GAA MOSFETs
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AuthorDonetti, Luca; Sampedro Matarín, Carlos; García Ruiz, Francisco Javier; Godoy Medina, Andrés; Gámiz Pérez, Francisco Jesús
Gate-all-around MOSFETNanowireMonte Carlo simulationMulti-subbandShort-channel effects
Donetti, L. [et al.] Multi-Subband Ensemble Monte Carlo simulations of scaled GAA MOSFETs. Solid State Electronics 143 (2018) 49–5 [Preprint] [doi:10.1016/j.sse.2018.02.004]
We developed a Multi-Subband Ensemble Monte Carlo simulator for non-planar devices, taking into account two-dimensional quantum confinement. It couples self-consistently the solution of the 3D Poisson equation, the 2D Schrödinger equation, and the 1D Boltzmann transport equation with the Ensemble Monte Carlo method. This simulator was employed to study MOS devices based on ultra-scaled Gate-All-Around Si nanowires with diameters in the range from 4 nm to 8 nm with gate length from 8 nm to 14 nm. We studied the output and transfer characteristics, interpreting the behavior in the sub-threshold region and in the ON state in terms of the spatial charge distribution and the mobility computed with the same simulator. We analyzed the results, highlighting the contribution of different valleys and subbands and the effect of the gate bias on the energy and velocity profiles. Finally the scaling behavior was studied, showing that only the devices with D = 4 nm maintain a good control of the short channel effects down to the gate length of 8 nm .