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VLSI Design / 1998 / Article

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Volume 6 |Article ID 95248 | 4 pages | https://doi.org/10.1155/1998/95248

An Efficient Solution Scheme for the Spherical-Harmonics Expansion of the Boltzmann Transport Equation Applied to Two-Dimensional Devices


This paper presents a novel numerical scheme applicable to the solution of the Boltzmann transport equation by means of a spherical-harmonics expansion. This scheme improves the solution at low energies, keeping the desired accuracy in the calculation of the mean quantities while saving a significant amount of CPU time. This is important in view of the applications of the method, since the typical number of nodes to be used in the combined space-energy domain is in the range of 104–105.

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