MSM 2000
MSM 2000
Technical Proceedings of the 2000 International Conference on Modeling and Simulation of Microsystems

Semiconductor Device Modeling Chapter 8

Squeezed Electrons in GaN Quantum Wells

Authors: B.K. Ridley, N.A. Zakhleniuk and C.R. Bennett

Affilation: University of Essex, United Kingdom

Pages: 412 - 415

Keywords: quantum well, hot electrons, electron temperature, GaN, squeezed electron distribution

We present an analytic theory of hot-electron transport in a GaN quantum well containing a large-enough electron concentration for strong electron-electron scattering to establish a drifted distribution. Novel behaviour includes the squeezed electron distribution and absolute cooling of the electron gas in a strong electric field when the electron temperature decreases with increase of the electric field. The current-voltage characteristics have the regions which obey the s-type dependence.

ISBN: 0-9666135-7-0
Pages: 741

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