Simple and accurate model for voltage-dependent resistance of metallic carbon nanotube interconnects: An ab initio study

Yamacli S., AVCI M.

PHYSICS LETTERS A, vol.374, no.2, pp.297-304, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 374 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.physleta.2009.10.043
  • Title of Journal : PHYSICS LETTERS A
  • Page Numbers: pp.297-304


In this work. development of a voltage dependent resistance model for metallic carbon nanotubes is aimed. Firstly, the resistance of metallic carbon nanotube interconnects are obtained from ab initio simulations and then the voltage dependence of the resistance is modeled through regression. Self-consistent non-equilibrium Green's function formalism combined with density functional theory is used for calculating the voltage dependent resistance of metallic carbon nanotubes. It is shown that voltage dependent resistances of carbon nanotubes can be accurately modeled as a polynomial function which enables rapid integration of carbon nanotube interconnect models into electronic design automation tools. (C) 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.