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INFLUENCE OF FORWARD SCATTERING ON NONEQUILIBRIUM TRANSPORT OF ELECTRONS IN COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTORS

Ming‐C. Cheng (Department of Electrical Engineering, University of New Orleans New Orleans, Louisiana 70148, USA)

Abstract

Influence of forward scattering, including ionized‐impurity and polar optical‐phonon scattering, on electron transport phenomena in a 3‐valley n‐type GaAs model subjected to a rapid change in field is studied. It is shown that the macroscopic effective mass of electrons in a nonparabolic band structure is smaller than the energy‐dependent effective mass, which is usually assumed for modeling of GaAs devices, during the interval of velocity overshoot when strong forward scattering is involved. As a consequence, the hydrodynamic transport model, where the macroscopic effective mass is assumed energy dependent, leads to a smaller overshoot velocity.

Citation

Cheng, M. (1992), "INFLUENCE OF FORWARD SCATTERING ON NONEQUILIBRIUM TRANSPORT OF ELECTRONS IN COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTORS", COMPEL - The international journal for computation and mathematics in electrical and electronic engineering, Vol. 11 No. 4, pp. 481-488. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb010108

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