Accession Number:

ADA034070

Title:

Monte Carlo Studies of Hot-Electron Distributions in Thin Insulating Films. 2. Energy Dependent Mean Free Path and Instability

Descriptive Note:

Special technical rept. no. 1

Corporate Author:

PRINCETON UNIV NJ DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE

Report Date:

1976-11-15

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

A Monte Carlo study has been made of hot electron energy distributions in thin insulating films. Whereas a constant energy-independent mean free path results in a stable energy distribution, it is shown that an energy-dependent mean free path which increases with increasing energy can lead to energetic runaway of the electrons. A graphical method has been developed to gain insight into this problem, and is illustrated by several prototypical examples.

Subject Categories:

  • Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE