Device benchmark comparisons via kinetic, hydrodynamic, and high-hield models

Carlo Cercignani, Irene M. Gamba*, Joseph W. Jerome, Chi Wang Shu

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This paper describes benchmark comparisons for a GaAs n+-n-n+ diode. A global kinetic model is simulated, and compared with various realizations of the hydrodynamic model, depending on mobility calibration. Finally, the channel region alone is simulated, with interior boundary conditions derived from the kinetic model, by use of the high-field (augmented drift-diffusion) model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)381-392
Number of pages12
JournalComputer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 21 2000


  • Augmented drift-diffusion
  • Domain decomposition
  • High-field model
  • Hydrodynamic model
  • Kinetic model

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Computer Science Applications


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