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Steady-state and transient electron transport within bulk wurtzite zinc oxide and the resultant electron device performance

  • Walid A. Hadi (a1), Michael S. Shur (a2) and Stephen K. O’Leary (a3)


We review some recent results related to the steady-state and transient electron transport that occurs within bulk wurtzite zinc oxide. We employ three-valley Monte Carlo simulations of the electron transport within this material for the purposes of this analysis. Using these results, we devise a means of rendering transparent the electron drift velocity enhancement offered by transient electron transport over steady-state electron transport. A comparison, with results corresponding to gallium nitride, indium nitride, and aluminum nitride, is provided. The device implications of these results are then presented.



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