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    • Keywords

       

      Device simulation; graphene; h-BN; NEGF; RTD.

    • Abstract

       

      In this article a double-barrier resonant tunnelling diode (DBRTD) has been modelled by taking advantage of single-layer hexagonal lattice of graphene and hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN). The DBRTD performance and operation are explored by means of a self-consistent solution inside the non-equilibrium Green’s function formalism on an effective mass-Hamiltonian. Both p- and n-type DBRTDs exhibit a negative differential resistance effect, which entails the resonant tunnelling through the hole and electron bound states in the graphene quantum well, respectively. The peak-to-valley ratio of approximately 8 (3) for p-type (n-type) DBRTD with quantum well of 5.1 nm (4.3 nm) at a barrier width of 1.3 nm was achieved for zero bandgap graphene at room temperature.

    • Author Affiliations

       

      PENCHALAIAH PALLA1 GOPI RAJA UPPU1 ANITA S ETHIRAJ1 J P RAINA1

      1. Center for Nanotechnology Research, VIT University, Vellore 632014, India
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  • Bulletin of Materials Science | News

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