Hot-electron flow in an inhomogeneous field

Artaki, Michael
January 1988
Applied Physics Letters;1/11/1988, Vol. 52 Issue 2, p141
Academic Journal
The drift velocity for hot electrons is expected to depend on the gradient of an inhomogeneous field, dF/dx, through a term proportional to a phenomenological length constant. Estimates suggest that the field gradient effect can be significant in short channel devices. Monte Carlo calculations of this length coefficient have been made, and numerical results are presented for electrons in silicon.


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