Surface polariton scattering for charge transport and heat management in carbon-based heterogeneous electronics: Problem or solution?

Vyacheslav Rotkin, Alexey G. Petrov

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With increasing importance of non-Si electronics for the future generations of digital and analog devices the questions of ultimate performance limits and reliability of new electronic materials become critical. In the paper we review a particular case of heterogeneous carbon-based electronics. We assume that the nanotube material is combined with the materials of the standard Si-technology. Interface of the nanotubes or graphene with oxides presents, as we demonstrate below, a significant source of inelastic surface scattering. Hot electrons release the energy by emitting surface polaritons with the scattering rate of the order of ten fs. Such a fast mechanism, dominating scattering in the heterogeneous electronics devices, should determine (i) low-field mobility at room temperature, (ii) saturation currents in the high-power regime and (iii) thermal coupling to the substrate, discussed here in details. Such thermal coupling is explained below in terms of large QED Kapitsa conductance. Good thermal properties of carbon hetero-interfaces with Si and high-k oxides are promising for efficient heat dissipation and thermal management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2010 10th IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology, NANO 2010
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2010
Event2010 10th IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology, NANO 2010 - Ilsan, Gyeonggi-Do, Korea, Republic of
Duration: Aug 17 2010Aug 20 2010


Other2010 10th IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology, NANO 2010
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityIlsan, Gyeonggi-Do


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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