Simulation of statistical variability in nano-CMOS transistors using drift-diffusion, Monte Carlo and non-equilibrium Green's function techniques

Asenov, A. , Brown, A., Roy, G., Cheng, B., Alexander, C., Riddet, C., Kovac, U., Martinez, A., Seoane, N. and Roy, S. (2009) Simulation of statistical variability in nano-CMOS transistors using drift-diffusion, Monte Carlo and non-equilibrium Green's function techniques. Journal of Computational Electronics, 8(3-4), pp. 349-373. (doi: 10.1007/s10825-009-0292-0)

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Abstract

In this paper, we present models and tools developed and used by the Device Modelling Group at the University of Glasgow to study statistical variability introduced by the discreteness of charge and matter in contemporary and future Nano-CMOS transistors. The models and tools, based on Drift-Diffusion (DD),Monte Carlo (MC) and Non- Equilibrium Green’s Function (NEGF) techniques, are encapsulated in the Glasgow 3D statistical ‘atomistic’ device simulator. The simulator can handle most of the known sources of statistical variability including Random Discrete Dopants (RDD), Line Edge Roughness (LER), Thickness Fluctuations in the Oxide (OTF) and Body (BTF), granularity of the Poly-Silicon (PSG), Metal Gate (MGG) and High-κ (HKG), and oxide trapped charges (OTC). The results of the statistical simulations are verified with respect to measurements carried out on fabricated devices. Predictions about the magnitude of the statistical variability in future generations of nano-CMOS devices are also presented.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Roy, Dr Gareth and Asenov, Professor Asen and Brown, Mr Andrew and Riddet, Mr Craig and Alexander, Dr Craig and Kovac, Mr Urban and Cheng, Dr Binjie and Martinez, Dr Antonio and Roy, Professor Scott
Authors: Asenov, A., Brown, A., Roy, G., Cheng, B., Alexander, C., Riddet, C., Kovac, U., Martinez, A., Seoane, N., and Roy, S.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
Journal Name:Journal of Computational Electronics
Publisher:Springer New York LLC
ISSN:1569-8025
ISSN (Online):1572-8137

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