Performance estimation of graphene field-effect transistors using semiclassical Monte Carlo simulation

Naoki Harada, Mari Ohfuti, Yuji Awano

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A semiclassical Monte Carlo simulation was run to estimate the performances of a monolayer and a bilayer (with vertical electric field of 1 V/nm applied) graphene-channel field-effect transistor (FET). The vertical field produces a band gap of 0.16eV and gives semiconductive properties in the bilayer graphene. Electrons in monolayer graphene show a notable velocity overshoot of up to 7.6 × 107 cm/s. A sub-0.1 ps transit time is also expected in a 65-nm channel device. The performance of a bilayer graphene-channel FET is inferior to a monolayer graphene one, but comparable with that of an InP high electron mobility transistor (HEMT). This lower performance may be attributed to the electron effective mass produced by the vertical field.

Original languageEnglish
Article number024002
JournalApplied Physics Express
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Feb 1
Externally publishedYes


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