TCAD Simulation of Novel Semiconductor Devices

Dutta, T. , Medina Bailon, C., Rezaei, A. , Nagy, D. , Adamu-Lema, F., Xeni, N., Abourrig, Y., Kumar, N. , Georgiev, V. and Asenov, A. (2021) TCAD Simulation of Novel Semiconductor Devices. In: International Conference on ASIC (ASICON) 2021, Kunming, China, 26-29 October 2021, ISBN 9781665438674 (doi: 10.1109/ASICON52560.2021.9620465)

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Simulation of conventional and emerging electronic devices using Technology Computer Aided Design (TCAD) tools has been an essential part of the semiconductor industry as well as academic research. Computational efficiency and accuracy of the numerical modeling are the key criteria on which quality and usefulness of a TCAD tool are ascertained. Further, the ability of the tools to incorporate different modeling paradigms and to be applicable to a wide range of device architectures and operating conditions is essential. In this paper, we provide an overview of the new device simulator NESS (Nano-Electronic Software Simulator) developed at the University of Glasgow’s Device Modelling Group. It is a fast and modular TCAD tool with flexible architecture and structure generation capabilities, and contains different modules including classical, semi-classical, and quantum transport solvers, mobility calculation, kinetic Monte-Carlo and others. NESS can also take into account various sources of statistical variability in nanodevices and can perform simulations of thousands of microscopically different devices created by the structure generator. This state-of-the-art tool is designed to be open source and is being made available to the device engineering community at large for active collaboration and development.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Additional Information:This project has received funding from EU H2020 project SUPERAID7, EPSRC UKRI Innovation Fellowship scheme under grant agreement No. EP/S001131/1 (QSEE), No. EP/P009972/1 (QUANTDEVMOD) and No. EP/S000259/1(Variability PDK for design-based research on FPGA/neuro computing).
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Dutta, Dr Tapas and Rezaei, Dr Ali and Nagy, Dr Daniel and Asenov, Professor Asen and Medina Bailon, Miss Cristina and Kumar, Dr Naveen and Xeni, Nikolas and Georgiev, Professor Vihar and Adamu-Lema, Dr Fikru and Abourrig, Mr Yassine
Authors: Dutta, T., Medina Bailon, C., Rezaei, A., Nagy, D., Adamu-Lema, F., Xeni, N., Abourrig, Y., Kumar, N., Georgiev, V., and Asenov, A.
Subjects:T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering
College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
Research Group:Device Modelling Group
Published Online:01 December 2021
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2021 Crown
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