Monte Carlo study of high-energy electrons in silicon dioxide

W. Porod, D. K. Ferry

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A Monte Carlo study of high-field electronic transport in silicon dioxide is undertaken. Contrary to previous theoretical studies, we do not model the electronic structure by a single free-electron-like band. Our model accounts for a set of satellite valleys which contribute density of states needed for effective scattering at a few electronvolts. We find that the electronic distribution is stable for fields on the order of 10 MV/cm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1189-1191
Number of pages3
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number11
StatePublished - 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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