Table of Contents
VLSI Design
Volume 6, Issue 1-4, Pages 173-176

Time-Dependent Solution of a Full Hydrodynamic Model Including Convective Terms and Viscous Effect

1Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Amherst 01003, MA, USA
2Dept. of High Energy Density Physics, Moscow Engineering Physics Institute, Moscow, Russia

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Sub-picosecond turn-on transient behavior of ballistic diodes (N+ - N - N+ structures) is studied by solving a system of time-dependent hydrodynamic (HD) equations. Convective terms as well as viscous effect are included in the study. The simulation result indicates that the diode undergoes approximately one quarter of a plasma oscillation before it relaxes to the steady-state value through collisions.