Accession Number:

ADA625722

Title:

Electrical Transport and Channel Length Modulation in Semiconducting Carbon Nanotube Field-Effect Transistors

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CA

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Report Date:

2013-11-25

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

We perform finite-element analysis modeling and characterization of quasi-ballistic electrical transport in semiconducting carbon nanotube field-effect transistors, and fit experimental electrical transport data from both suspended and on-substrate singlewalled carbon nanotube transistors fabricated using chemical vapor deposition. Previous studies have focused on modeling ballistic transport in carbon nanotube fieldeffect transistors, but have ignored the spatial dependence of the resistance, voltage, and Fermi energy. These spatial variations play an important role in several highvoltage effects that are particularly important in the quasi-ballistic transport regime where most current or near-term devices operate. We show the relationship between device geometry and pinch-off, current saturation, and channel length modulation in the quantum capacitance regime. Output resistance is found to increase with gate coupling efficiency with a power law behavior. This model can be used for extraction of device properties from experimental data and as a design environment tool.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Numerical Mathematics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE