Simulation of Self-Heating Effects in a Power p-i-n Diode

  • K. Kells
  • S. Müller
  • G. Wachutka
  • W. Fichtner


To accurately predict the effects of self-heating in a power p-i-n diode, we have applied self-consistent device simulation using a thermodynamically rigorous electrothermal model [1] implemented in the device/circuit simulator Simul [2]. Results of steady-state and high-voltage turn-off simulations with external electrical and thermal circuit elements are presented comparing the isothermal and self-heating cases.


Joule Heat Heating Term Peltier Heat Intrinsic Density Current Continuity Equation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Kells
    • 1
  • S. Müller
    • 1
  • G. Wachutka
    • 2
  • W. Fichtner
    • 1
  1. 1.Integrated Systems LaboratoryETH-ZürichZürichSwitzerland
  2. 2.Integrated Systems LaboratoryETH-ZürichZürichSwitzerland

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