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Contribution à la modélisation physique et électrique compacte du transistor à nanotube

Abstract : According to ITRS, the carbon nanotube transistor is one promising alternative to the silicon MOS transistor particularly in terms of device dimensions and novel circuit architectures. However, today, the fabrication processes maturity of these technologies does not allow controlling accurately their electrical characteristics. That's why we propose a compact model based on physical principles that govern the nanotube transistor operation. That modelling allows linking the technological activities to the circuit design ones in the virtual prototyping context. As it includes parameters that reflect the processes variation, it is possible to estimate the potential performances of integrated circuits. The barrier-height modulated carbon nanotube transistor (C-CNFET), i.e. MOS-like transistor, is analytically modelled assuming ballistic transport of carriers in the channel. The Landauer's formalism is used to describe the current modulated by the channel potential which is self-consistently calculated with the associated charge according to the gate potential. The model of the double-gate carbon nanotube transistor, DG-CNFET, is based on the C-CNFET one. That transistor is N or P type depending on the additional gate polarisation. That transistor is modelled in a similar way for the 3 regions: the inner part modulated by the central gate, and the source and drain accesses modulated by the back gate. The charge, more complex to calculate than the C-CNFET one, is analytically solved considering different polarisation and energy ranges. Moreover, the DG-CNFET model has been used into novel electronic circuit architectures: a 2 inputs logic gate, composed of 7 CNFET transistors, 3 of which are DG-CNFET, able to realize 8 different logic functions, according to the polarisation of the 3 configuration inputs.
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Johnny Goguet. Contribution à la modélisation physique et électrique compacte du transistor à nanotube. Micro et nanotechnologies/Microélectronique. Université Sciences et Technologies - Bordeaux I, 2009. Français. ⟨tel-00585836⟩



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