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Title: Semianalytical quantum model for graphene field-effect transistors

We develop a semianalytical model for monolayer graphene field-effect transistors in the ballistic limit. Two types of devices are considered: in the first device, the source and drain regions are doped by charge transfer with Schottky contacts, while, in the second device, the source and drain regions are doped electrostatically by a back gate. The model captures two important effects that influence the operation of both devices: (i) the finite density of states in the source and drain regions, which limits the number of states available for transport and can be responsible for negative output differential resistance effects, and (ii) quantum tunneling across the potential steps at the source-channel and drain-channel interfaces. By comparison with a self-consistent non-equilibrium Green's function solver, we show that our model provides very accurate results for both types of devices, in the bias region of quasi-saturation as well as in that of negative differential resistance.
Authors:
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  1. ARCES and DEI, University of Bologna, Viale Risorgimento 2, 40136 Bologna (Italy)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22306022
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Applied Physics; Journal Volume: 116; Journal Issue: 11; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY; DENSITY; DOPED MATERIALS; EQUILIBRIUM; EQUIPMENT; FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTORS; GRAPHENE; INTERFACES; NANOELECTRONICS; SATURATION; SIMULATION; TUNNEL EFFECT