A New Technique for Including Overshoot Phenomena in Conventional Drift-Diffusion Simulators

  • P. A. Blakey
  • X. L. Wang
  • C. M. Maziar
  • P. A. Sandborn
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The implementation of semiconductor device simulators requires selections from the hierarchy of charge transport models (see, e.g. [1]). The choices involve tradeoffs between physical accuracy, computational costs, and implementation difficulty. This paper presents a new transport model that includes overshoot effects within the framework of a conventional drift-diffusion approach, thereby providing an attractive combination of physical accuracy and numerical efficiency. The new model is a generalized formulation of augmented drift-diffusion.


Gallium Arsenide Indium Phosphide Drift Diffusion Physical Accuracy Momentum Relaxation Time 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. A. Blakey
    • 1
  • X. L. Wang
    • 2
  • C. M. Maziar
    • 2
  • P. A. Sandborn
    • 3
  1. 1.Motorola APRDL, MD: K-10AustinUSA
  2. 2.Microelectronics Research CenterThe University of Texas at AustinAustinUSA
  3. 3.MCC Packaging and Interconnect ProgramAustinUSA

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