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MOSFET Simulation

By Chen Shang1, Sankarsh Ramadas1, Tanya Faltens1, derrick kearney1, Krishna Madhavan1

1. Purdue University

Displays drain current as a function of source-drain voltage for different values of gate voltage, gate dimensions, substrate material, and oxide material in an n-type MOSFET.

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Version 1.0 - published on 23 Apr 2014

doi:10.4231/D3MP4VN5D cite this

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    Introduction Exploring Gate Voltage Exploring Dielectric Effects Exploring Substrate Effects Explore All Parameters Example of Output with mouse over



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This simulation is designed to give users an interactive visual representation of how a MOSFET would work under different scenarios by asking for input from the user and plotting the resulting graph of drain current against drain voltage. By running simulations to answer a series of guided questions, users will gain a more intuitive feeling for the operation of a MOSFET.


Acknowledgements The following Ph.D. students at Purdue University have provided valuable technical input for this project. Samiran Ganguly Computer Engineering Department, Specializing in Quantum Transportation Yuanchen Chu, Xin Jin, and Xingshu Sun Electrical Engineering Department, Specializing in Nanotechnology


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Researchers should cite this work as follows:

  • Chen Shang; Sankarsh Ramadas; Tanya Faltens; Derrick Kearney; Krishna Madhavan; (2014) "MOSFETsim", mosfetsat - id #927.
  • Chen Shang; Sankarsh Ramadas; Tanya Faltens; derrick kearney; Krishna Madhavan (2014), "MOSFET Simulation," http://nanohub.org/resources/mosfetsat. (DOI: 10.4231/D3MP4VN5D).

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