Simulation of electron transport in high-lying superlattice minibands

Jenifer Lary, Stephen M. Goodnick

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A Monte Carlo solution to the Boltzmann transport equation is used to simulate hot-carrier relaxation and transport in a unipolar superlattice base transistor. Simulated results show that, due to the reduced density of states and wavefunction overlap, interminiband scattering is suppressed and high-energy transport is maintained in the superlattice base longer than in a bulk base region. However, an increased probability of reverse scattering and a lower magnitude of velocity along the superlattice axis result in a reduced transfer ratio across the superlattice base.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)22-35
Number of pages14
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes
EventQuantum Well and Superlattice Physics IV 1992 - Somerset, United States
Duration: Mar 22 1992 → …

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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