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Volume 8 |Article ID 41638 | 5 pages | https://doi.org/10.1155/1998/41638

Temperature Dependence of the Electron and Hole Scattering Mechanisms in Silicon Analyzed through a Full-Band, Spherical-Harmonics Solution of the BTE

Abstract

By adopting the solution method for the BTE based on the spherical-harmonics expansion (SHE) [1], and using the full-band structure for both the electron and valence band of silicon [2], the temperature dependence of a number of scattering mechanisms has been modeled and implemented into the code HARM performing the SHE solution. Comparisons with the experimental mobility data show agreement over a wide range of temperatures. The analysis points out a number of factors from which the difficulties encountered in earlier investigations seemingly originate, particularly in the case of hole mobility.

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