Simulation of Self-Heating Effects in a Power p-i-n Diode
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  implemented in the device/circuit simulator Simul . 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.
KeywordsJoule Heat Heating Term Peltier Heat Intrinsic Density Current Continuity Equation
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