In this brief, we report on the effects of the spatial and temperature dependence of the thermal conductivity in thin Si films on the electrothermal simulation of nanoscale silicon-on-insulator (SOI) devices. The electrothermal simulator is based on a combined ensemble Monte Carlo device simulator coupled to moment expansion of the phonon Boltzmann transport equations. In particular, we account for boundary scattering and the finite thickness of the SOI layer in reducing its thermal conductivity. The reduced thermal conductivity leads to a higher hot spot temperature in the device, with a corresponding degradation of the sourcedrain current.
- Lattice heating
- Particle-based device simulations
- Self-heating effects
- Silicon-on-insulator (SOI) devices
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering