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VLSI Design
Volume 6, Issue 1-4, Pages 257-260

Self-Consistent Solution of the Multi Band Boltzmann, Poisson and Hole-Continuity Equations

Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Maryland College Park, 20742, MD, USA

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The Boltzmann transport equation (BTE) for multiple bands is solved by the spherical harmonic approach. The distribution function is obtained for energies greater than 3 eV. The BTE is solved self consistently with the Poisson equation for a one dimensional npn bipolar junction transistor (BJT). The novel features are: the use of boundary fitted curvilinear grid, and Scharfetter Gummel type discretization of the BTE.