Journal of Computational Electronics

, Volume 7, Issue 3, pp 359–362 | Cite as

A full 3D non-equilibrium Green functions study of a stray charge in a nanowire MOS transistor

  • A. Martinez
  • M. Bescond
  • A. R. Brown
  • J. R. Barker
  • A. Asenov


The effect of the location of a negative stray charge associated with an acceptor type defect state in the channel of a nanowire transistor has been investigated using a Non Equilibrium Green’s Function Formalism in the effective mass approximation. Due to the fact that the nanowire cross-section is 2.2×2.2 nm2, we have calculated the effective masses using Tight Binding (TB) calculations. A third neighbor sp 3 TB model has been used. We have found that the on current is two time smaller when the charge is located in the source end as compared to its location in the drain end. We have also studied the effect on the current of the spatial distribution of the acceptor charge. The calculations show that when the charge is more distributed (de-localized) the effect of the blocking of the current is less efficient, so the current is higher.


Nanowire MOSFET Stray charges Non-equilibrium Green functions 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Martinez
    • 1
  • M. Bescond
    • 2
  • A. R. Brown
    • 1
  • J. R. Barker
    • 1
  • A. Asenov
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Electronic and Electrical EngineeringUniversity of GlasgowGlasgowUK
  2. 2.L2MPBat. IRPHEMarseilleFrance

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