Here we discuss the use of the Cellular Monte Carlo (CMC) method for full band simulation of semiconductor transport and device modeling. The electronic band structure and phonon spectra are used as direct inputs to the program for both cubic, hexagonal, and strained crystal structures using both empirical and ab initio methods. As a particular example, this method is applied to study high field transport in GaN and GaN/AlGaN heterostructures, where good agreement is obtained between the simulated results, and experimental pulse I-V measurements of transport. For device simulation, the CMC algorithm is coupled to an efficient 2D/3D multi-grid Poisson solver. We discuss the application of this algorithm to several technological problems of interest, including ultra-short channel Si/Ge MOSFETs, III-V compound HEMTs, and AlGaN/GaN HEMTs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)465-473
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of High Speed Electronics and Systems
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2007


  • Monte Carlo
  • Semiconductors
  • Transport

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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