VLSI Design

VLSI Design / 1998 / Article

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Volume 6 |Article ID 60859 | 5 pages | https://doi.org/10.1155/1998/60859

Three-Dimensional Hydrodynamic Modeling of MOSFET Devices


The hydrodynamic (HD) model of semiconductor devices is solved numerically in three-dimensions (3-D) for the MOSFET device. The numerical instabilities of the HD model are analyzed to develop a stable discretization. The formulation is stabilized by using a new, higher-order discretization for the relaxation-time approximation (RTA) term of the energy-balance (EB) equation. The developed formulation is used to model the MOSFET.

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