Friday July 29/10:00

MS56/Harbor 2

Semiconductor Device Simulation--Energy Transport Models

The speakers in this minisymposium will discuss recent developments in semiconductor device simulation using various energy transport models. These include the hydrodynamic (HD) model, the energy transport (ET) model in which the momentum equations do not appear, the simplified HD model in which the energy equation does not appear, and the quantum hydrodynamic (QHD) model. They will present and compare different numerical methods (essentially non-oscillatory finite difference and discontinuous Galerkin finite element). The speakers will also discuss the sensitivity of model assumptions and parameters to simulation results and, using the first order Godunov method, to explore the theoretical properties of the simplified HD model. Organizer: Chi-Wang Shu Brown University