Accession Number : ADA130549

Title :   Implications of Analytical Investigations about the Semiconductor Equations on Device Modeling Programs.

Descriptive Note : Technical summary rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Ringhofer,Ch ; Selberherr,S

PDF Url : ADA130549

Report Date : Apr 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 54

Abstract : This paper gives guidelines for the development of computer programs for the numerical simulation of semiconductor devices. For this purpose the basic mathematical results on the corresponding elliptic boundary value problem are reviewed. In particular, existence, smoothness and structure of the solutions of the fundamental semiconductor equations are discussed. Various feasible approaches to the numerical solution of the semiconductor equations are described. Much emphasis is placed on constructive remarks to help authors of device simulation programs to make decisions on their code design problems. In particular, criteria for an optimal mesh generation strategy are given. The iterative solution of the systems of nonlinear and linear equations obtained by discretising the semiconductor equations is discussed. An example is given showing the power of these concepts combined with modern numerical methods in comparison to classical approaches. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Boundary value problems, Numerical analysis, Finite element analysis, Perturbation theory, Finite difference theory, Semiconductor devices

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Numerical Mathematics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE