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Title
A model determining optimal doping concentration and material's band gap of tunnel field-effect transistors
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Abstract
We develop a model for the tunnel field-effect transistor (TFET) based on the Wentzel-Kramer-Brillouin approximation which improves over existing semi-classical models employing generation rates. We hereby introduce the concept of a characteristic tunneling length in direct semiconductors. Based on the model, we show that a limited density of states results in an optimal doping concentration as well as an optimal material's band gap to obtain the highest TFET on-current at a given supply voltage. The observed optimal-doping trend is confirmed by 2-dimensional quantum-mechanical simulations for silicon and germanium. (C) 2012 American Institute of Physics. [http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4714544]
Language
English
Source (journal)
Applied physics letters / American Institute of Physics. - New York, N.Y., 1962, currens
Publication
New York, N.Y. : American Institute of Physics, 2012
ISSN
0003-6951 [print]
1077-3118 [online]
Volume/pages
100:19(2012), p. 193509,1-193509,4
Article Reference
193509
ISI
000304108000098
Medium
E-only publicatie
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UAntwerpen
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Creation 03.07.2012
Last edited 31.07.2017
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