[DFTB-Plus-User] Fermi Energy

Xiaobao xiaobaojsyz at 163.com
Tue May 14 18:53:17 CEST 2013


 Dear dftb+ users:


I am currently working on carbon nanotube using the nonequilibrium Green's function part of the code . First, I have some fundamental questions about setting up the Fermi energy in a transport calculation. Currently, I take the fermi energy calculated from the source/drain calculation step. However, when I perform a self-consistent calculation on a longer tube (source+device + drain region) to determine the fermi energy, its value changes slightly. Which approach is more appropriate for obtaining the fermi energy?
The second question is relating to the first one. The transport direction in my calculation is set to be along the tube axis. I am interested in obtaining accumulate charge density under gate bias. Please be mindful that the bias, is applied along the gate direction, not the transport direction. The applied voltage along the transport is set to zero. My preliminary results didn't show any correlation between the charge accumulation and the applied gated bias. I am looking for the charge change in the order of 10^-4 to 10^-5 in electron unit. Are there anything else I need to be careful about, despite the Fermi energy setting?
Best wishes,
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