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Nanoscale MOS Transistors
Semi-Classical Transport and Applications

  • Date Published: January 2011
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  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521516846

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  • Written from an engineering standpoint, this book provides the theoretical background and physical insight needed to understand new and future developments in the modeling and design of n- and p-MOS nanoscale transistors. A wealth of applications, illustrations and examples connect the methods described to all the latest issues in nanoscale MOSFET design. Key areas covered include: • Transport in arbitrary crystal orientations and strain conditions, and new channel and gate stack materials • All the relevant transport regimes, ranging from low field mobility to quasi-ballistic transport, described using a single modeling framework • Predictive capabilities of device models, discussed with systematic comparisons to experimental results

    • Provides the theoretical background and the physical insight needed to understand new and future developments
    • Assumes minimal background in solid state physics and quantum mechanics
    • Includes a wealth of applications, illustrations and examples to connect the methods described to all the latest topics in designing nanoscale MOSFETs
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    'In this comprehensive text, physicists and electrical engineers will find a thorough treatment of semiclassical carrier transport in the context of nanoscale MOSFETs. With only a very basic background in mathematics, physics, and electronic devices, the authors lead readers to a state-of-the-art understanding of the advanced transport physics and simulation methods used to describe modern transistors.' Mark Lundstrom, Purdue University

    'This is the most pedagogical and comprehensive book in the field of CMOS device physics I have ever seen.' Thomas Skotnicki, STMicroelectronics

    'This is a modern and rigorous treatment of transport in advanced CMOS devices. The detailed and complete description of the models and the simulation techniques makes the book fully self sufficient.' Asen Asenov, University of Glasgow

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    • Date Published: January 2011
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521516846
    • length: 488 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 182 x 25 mm
    • weight: 1.1kg
    • contains: 164 b/w illus. 30 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Bulk semiconductors and the semi-classical model
    3. Quantum confined inversion layers
    4. Carrier scattering in silicon MOS transistors
    5. The Boltzmann transport equation
    6. The Monte Carlo method for the Boltzmann transport equation
    7. Simulation of bulk and SOI silicon MOSFETs
    8. MOS transistors with arbitrary crystal orientation
    9. MOS transistors with strained silicon channels
    10. MOS transistors with alternative materials
    Appendix A. Mathematical definitions and properties
    Appendix B. Integrals and transformations over a finite area A
    Appendix C. Calculation of the equi-energy lines with the k-p model
    Appendix D. Matrix elements beyond the envelope function approximation
    Appendix E. Charge density produced by a perturbation potential.

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    Nanoscale MOS Transistors

    David Esseni, Pierpaolo Palestri, Luca Selmi

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    David Esseni, Università degli Studi di Udine, Italy
    David Esseni is an Associate Professor of Electronics at the University of Udine, Italy.

    Pierpaolo Palestri, Università degli Studi di Udine, Italy
    Pierpaolo Palestri is an Associate Professor of Electronics at the University of Udine, Italy.

    Luca Selmi, Università degli Studi di Udine, Italy
    Luca Selmi is a Professor of Electronics at the University of Udine, Italy.

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