Boltzmann’s Equation

  • Wilfried Hänsch
Part of the Computational Microelectronics book series (COMPUTATIONAL)


The degree of complexity of today’s devices makes numerical methods for evaluating their electrical behavior mandatory. The special demands of modeling therefore require a simple formulation of carrier transport containing the essential physics in a way expressible in numerical code. It is often impossible to derive special physical features from first principles, because in the complete system these must be combined with a number of different effects in a nontrivial setting. Figure 1 shows a selected number of physical phenomena that must be included in any realistic simulation of a MOSFET device.


Boltzmann Equation Spectral Function Wigner Function Dyson Equation Thermodynamic Perturbation Theory 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wilfried Hänsch
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  1. 1.CharlotteUSA

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