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This paper presents a new semianalytical model for the energy dispersion of the holes in the inversion layer of pMOS transistors. The wave vector dependence of the energy inside the 2-D subbands is described with an analytical, nonparabolic, and anisotropic expression. The procedure to extract the parameters of the model is transparent and simple, and we have used the band structure obtained with the k ldr p method to calibrate the model for silicon MOSFETs with different crystal orientations. The model is validated by calculating several transport-related quantities in the inversion layer of a heavily doped pMOSFET and by systematically comparing the results to the corresponding k ldr p calculations. Finally, we have used the newly developed band-structure model to calculate the effective mobility of pMOS transistors and compare the results with the experimental data. The overall computational complexity of …
Publication date: 
27 Aug 2007

Marco De Michielis, David Esseni, YL Tsang, Pierpaolo Palestri, Luca Selmi, Anthony G O'Neill, Sanatan Chattopadhyay

Biblio References: 
Volume: 54 Issue: 9 Pages: 2164-2173
IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices