A review of global modeling of charge transport in semiconductors and full-wave electromagnetics

Robert O. Grondin, Samir M. El-Ghazaly, Stephen Goodnick

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Abstract

Models of semiconductor devices that combine complex transport models with full-wave solutions of Maxwell's equations are reviewed. Both hydrodynamic and ensemble Monte Carlo transport models are studied. The coupling of such transport models with electrodynamics is discussed and sample results are presented. The physical consistency of the models is considered and some open computational challenges are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)817-829
Number of pages13
JournalIEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques
Volume47
Issue number6 PART 2
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1999

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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