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Simulation of Silicon Nanodevices at Cryogenic Temperatures for Quantum Computing

by Fahd A Mohiyaddin, Franklin G Curtis, Milton N Ericson, Travis S Humble
Publication Type
Conference Paper
Journal Name
COMSOL Conference
Publication Date
Page Numbers
1 to 1
Conference Name
COMSOL Conference 2017
Conference Location
Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
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Conference Date

Cryogenic nanoscale semiconductor devices are crucial for a wide variety of applications. The accurate design of such devices involve solving their electrostatics from fundamental semiconductor equations at low temperatures. We employ COMSOL to model a prototype cryogenic nanostructure, that can be used to readout the spin of a single electron in silicon, for quantum computing applications. By achieving convergence down to 15 Kelvin (K), we provide a guideline of techniques that aid to enhance convergence at cryogenic temperatures. We further compare the device electrostatics at different temperatures, which aids us to estimate the accuracy with temperature.