Stability Issues in Self-Consistent Monte Carlo-Poisson Simulations

  • Andrea Ghetti
  • Xiaolin Wang
  • Franco Venturi
  • Francisco A. Leon


This paper investigates the time stability of self-consistent Monte Carlo-Non Linear Poisson simulations (MC-NLP). A simplified analytical stability theory has been developed and verified by means of extensive simulations. The properties of the MC-NLP scheme are compared to those of Monte Carlo-Linear Poisson (MC-LP) scheme. The influence of statistics collection and charge assignment algorithms is also analyzed.


Poisson Equation Stability Issue Perturbation Wavelength Ensemble Monte Carlo Acoustic Phonon Scat 
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© Springer-Verlag Wien 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrea Ghetti
    • 1
  • Xiaolin Wang
    • 2
  • Franco Venturi
    • 3
  • Francisco A. Leon
    • 2
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Elettronica Informatica e SistemisticaBolognaItaly
  2. 2.Technology CADIntel CorporationSanta ClaraUSA
  3. 3.DIIUniversity of ParmaParmaItaly

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