Ab-initio Electrodynamic Modeling of On-Chip Back-End Structures

  • Wim Schoenmaker
  • Peter Meuris
  • Wim Magnus


The geometrical structure of electrodynamics is reviewed following the analogy with gravity. It is found that the vector potentials that represent magnetic fields can be identified as connections. As a consequence, these potentials should be assigned to the links of discretization grids. A ghost field is introduced to guarantee numerical stability in the solution scheme of solving electromagnetic field problems for interconnects and on-chip passives.


Gauge Theory Vector Potential Parallel Transport Local Frame Discretization Grid 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wim Schoenmaker
    • 1
  • Peter Meuris
    • 2
  • Wim Magnus
    • 3
  1. 1.IMEC Kapeldreef 75LeuvenBelgium
  2. 2.IMEC Kapeldreef 75LeuvenBelgium
  3. 3.IMEC Kapeldreef 75LeuvenBelgium

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