Conference paper

Comparison Between WKB and Wavelet Approach for Analytical Calculation of Tunneling Currents in Schottky Barrier Field-Effect Transistors

A. Kloes, M. Schwarz (THM Univ. of Applied Sciences, Germany), Y. Han, Q.-T. Zhao (Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany), C. Roemer (THM Univ. of Applied Sciences, Germany and Univ. Rovira i Virgili, Spain)

The tunneling current in Schottky barrier field- effect transistors (SBFETs) is calculated by two analytical ap- proaches. The Wentzels-Kramer-Brillouin (WKB) approximation and a method based on the wavelet transform are verified in comparison to numerical calculations using the non-equilibrium Green’s function (NEGF). The results show that the WKB approximation overestimates the tunneling current for the onset of the tunneling current in the transfer characteristics of the device, especially at low temperatures. In contrast, the wavelet approach gives results which are in good agreement to the NEGF calculations. The conclusions are manifested by comparison to measurements performed on ultra-thin body and buried oxide SOI SBFETs at a temperature of 5.7K. Therefore, the wavelet transform could be superior to the WKB approximation for the derivation of a compact device model.

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March 15th, 2023

Notification of acceptance:

April 30th, 2023

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May 15th, 2023

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May 15th, 2023