For the purpose of investigating the role of self-heating effects on the electrical characteristics of nano-scale devices, we implemented a two-dimensional Monte Carlo device simulator that self-consistently includes the solution of the energy balance equations for both, acoustic and optical phonons. We find less degradation in the current in smaller device structures because of the more pronounced velocity overshoot.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)226-230
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Computational Electronics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 28 2008


  • Particle-based simulations
  • SOI devices
  • Thermal effects

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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