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Nonparabolic band structure effect on carrier transport in semiconducting graphene nanoribbons

Johari, Zaharah and Ismail, Razali and Amin, N. Azizah and M. T., Ahmadi and Chek, Desmond. C. Y. and Ng, Eunice. H. X. (2010) Nonparabolic band structure effect on carrier transport in semiconducting graphene nanoribbons. In: Semiconductor Electronics (ICSE), 2010 IEEE International Conference on. IEEE Explore, 214 - 218. ISBN 978-1-4244-6608-5

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/SMELEC.2010.5549555


The band energy of graphene nanoribbon is parabolic when reaching the minimum band energy. Otherwise, it is nonparabolic. In the parabolic band structure, Fermi-Dirac integrals are employed to study the carrier statistic whereas for nonparabolic part, numerical solutions are needed. Numerical method shows Fermi energy with respect to the band edge is a function of temperature that independent of the carrier concentration in the nondegenerate regime. However, the results differ in degenerate regime. In the strongly degenerate regime, the Fermi energy is a function of carrier concentration appropriate for given dimensionality, but is independent of temperature. We also report the salient features of the saturation velocity in parabolic part of the band structure. The intrinsic velocity is found to be appropriate thermal velocity in the nondegenerate regime, increasing with the temperature, but independent of carrier concentration. Conversely in degenerate regime, this intrinsic velocity is the Fermi velocity that is independent of temperature, but depends strongly on carrier concentration.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:graphene, nanoribbon, transport, mobility, non parabolic bands, fermi parameters
Subjects:T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions:Electrical Engineering
ID Code:26263
Deposited By: Mrs Liza Porijo
Deposited On:29 Jun 2012 03:35
Last Modified:05 Feb 2017 00:22

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