Transport phenomena in a submicron npn silicon bipolar junction transistor are described by using an 8-moment model for the electrons, combined with a solution of the drift-diffusion model for the holes. The validity of the constitutive equations for the fluxes and the production terms, obtained by means of the maximum entropy principle, and the hyperbolicity conditions are checked with direct simulation Monte Carlo. We verify numerically that the quadratic closure is more accurate with respect to the zero-order one, but some irregularities can appear in the solution due to the loss of hyperbolicity in some regions of the device. (c) 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Validation of an extended hydrodynamic model for a submicron npn bipolar junction transistor

MUSCATO, Orazio
2006

Abstract

Transport phenomena in a submicron npn silicon bipolar junction transistor are described by using an 8-moment model for the electrons, combined with a solution of the drift-diffusion model for the holes. The validity of the constitutive equations for the fluxes and the production terms, obtained by means of the maximum entropy principle, and the hyperbolicity conditions are checked with direct simulation Monte Carlo. We verify numerically that the quadratic closure is more accurate with respect to the zero-order one, but some irregularities can appear in the solution due to the loss of hyperbolicity in some regions of the device. (c) 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
hydrodynamic models; semiconductor devices; Monte Carlo methods; Irreversible thermodynamics
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