Electron transport in self-switching nano-diodes

Kun Yuan Xu, Gang Wang, Ai Min Song

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    By using a two dimensional ensemble Monte-Carlo (2D EMC) method, the behavior of electrons transporting through asymmetric nano-wires, referred to as self-switching nano-diodes (SSDs), is studied. Our numerical results show that the diode-like characteristic is an intrinsic property of the geometric asymmetry in the nanometer scale and the surface states originated from the fabricating processes results in the presence of the threshold voltages. © Springer Science+Business Media LLC 2007.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)59-62
    Number of pages3
    JournalJournal of Computational Electronics
    Issue number1-3
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 2007


    • Diode-like
    • Geometric asymmetry
    • Monte Carlo simulations
    • Surface states
    • Threshold voltage


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