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Accuracy and computational efficiency of physical simulators used for characterizing ultrasmall-gate-length FETs
Author(s): Ali Abou-Elnour
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Paper Abstract

A rigorous two-dimensional physical device simulator is developed to characterize the operation of ultra-small and highly doped semiconductor devices. To allow a better understanding of the device behavior, the physical phenomena which are taking place inside these devices are accurately modeled and included in the simulator. Implicit and explicit numerical schemes are applied to self-consistently solve the model equations and the effects of both schemes on the computational efficiency of the simulator are discussed. Finally, the obtained results from the simulator are compared with experimental characteristics of a device with similar structure.

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Date Published: 30 January 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4793, Mathematics of Data/Image Coding, Compression, and Encryption V, with Applications, (30 January 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.463652
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Ali Abou-Elnour, Ajman Univ. of Science and Technology (United Arab Emirates)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4793:
Mathematics of Data/Image Coding, Compression, and Encryption V, with Applications
Mark S. Schmalz, Editor(s)

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