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Simulation of electron transport in high-lying superlattice minibands
Author(s): Jenifer E. Lary; Stephen M. Goodnick
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Paper Abstract

A Monte Carlo solution to the Boltzmann transport equation is used to simulate hot-carrier relaxation and transport in a unipolar superlattice base transistor. Simulated results show that, due to the reduced density of states and wavefunction overlap, interminiband scattering is suppressed and high-energy transport is maintained in the superlattice base longer than in a bulk base region. However, an increased probability of reverse scattering and a lower magnitude of velocity along the superlattice axis result in a reduced transfer ratio across the superlattice base.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 September 1992
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 1675, Quantum Well and Superlattice Physics IV, (3 September 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.137602
Show Author Affiliations
Jenifer E. Lary, IBM General Technology Div. (United States)
Stephen M. Goodnick, Oregon State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1675:
Quantum Well and Superlattice Physics IV

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