Computational electronics [electronic resource] / Dragica Vasileska and Stephen M. Goodnick
- Vasileska, Dragica
- San Rafael, Calif. (1537 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA 94901 USA) : Morgan & Claypool Publishers, c2006.
- 1st ed.
- Physical Description:
- 1 electronic text (vii, 208 p. : ill. (some col.)) : digital file
- Additional Creators:
- Goodnick, Stephen M. (Stephen Marshall), 1955-
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- License restrictions may limit access.
- 1. Introduction to computational electronics -- 2. Semiconductor fundamentals -- 2.1. Semiconductor band structure -- 2.2. Simplified band structure models -- 2.3. Carrier dynamics -- 2.4. Effective mass in semiconductors -- 2.5. Semiclassical transport theory -- 2.6. Boltzmann transport equation (BTE) -- 2.7. Scattering processes -- 2.8. Relaxation-time approximation -- 2.9. Solving the BTE in the relaxation-time approximation -- 3. The drift-diffusion equations and their numerical solution -- 3.1. Drift-diffusion model -- 4. Hydrodynamic model -- 4.1. Extensions of the drift-diffusion model -- 4.2. Stratton's approach -- 4.3. Balance equations model -- 4.4. Numerical solution schemes for the hydrodynamic equations -- 5. Use of commercially available device simulators -- 5.1. The need for semiconductor device modeling -- 5.2. Introduction to the Silvaco ATLAS simulation tool -- 5.3. Examples of Silvaco ATLAS simulations -- 6. Particle-based device simulation methods -- 6.1. Free-flight generation -- 6.2. Final state after scattering -- 6.3. Ensemble Monte Carlo simulation -- 6.4. Multicarrier effects -- 6.5. Device simulation using particles -- Appendix A -- Appendix B -- References.
- Computational electronics is devoted to state of the art numerical techniques and physical models used in the simulation of semiconductor devices from a semi-classical perspective. Computational electronics, as a part of the general Technology Computer Aided Design (TCAD) field, has become increasingly important as the cost of semiconductor manufacturing has grown exponentially, with a concurrent need to reduce the time from design to manufacture. The motivation for this volume is the need within the modeling and simulation community for a comprehensive text which spans basic drift-diffusion modeling, through energy balance and hydrodynamic models, and finally particle based simulation. One unique feature of this book is a specific focus on numerical examples, particularly the use of commercially available software in the TCAD community. The concept for this book originated from a first year graduate course on Computational Electronics, taught now for several years, in the Electrical Engineering Department at Arizona State University. Numerous exercises and projects were derived from this course and have been included. The prerequisite knowledge is a fundamental understanding of basic semiconductor physics, the physical models for various device technologies such as pn diodes, bipolar junction transistors, and field effect transistors.
- 1598290576 (electronic bk.)
9781598290578 (electronic bk.)
- Related Titles:
- Synthesis digital library of engineering and computer science
- Part of: Synthesis digital library of engineering and computer science.
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- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 199-206).
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