Accession Number : AD0700978

Title :   COMPUTATION OF AVALANCHE AND SPACE-CHARGE EFFECTS IN SEMICONDUCTORS AND GASES,

Corporate Author : HARRY DIAMOND LABS WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Bloom,Howard M.

Report Date : NOV 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 66

Abstract : The report describes the FORTRAN IV program written to compute the behavior of electron and hole (ion) currents in a semiconductor or gas. The behavior is described using the continuity equations (with the effects of electron and hole ionization and their recombination rate) and Maxwell's electrostatic equation. The partial differential equations are solved using a parallel method with first-order differencing, and the integrals are numerically evaluated using the trapezoidal rule. The program is designed for use on the IBM 7094 digital computer. The program results compare favorably with experimental work. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SEMICONDUCTORS, ELECTRIC CURRENTS), (*GAS DISCHARGES, ELECTRIC CURRENTS), (*PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, *COMPUTER PROGRAMMING), IONIC CURRENT, SPACE CHARGE, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, NUMERICAL INTEGRATION

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE