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VLSI Design
Volume 6, Issue 1-4, Pages 247-250

Monte Carlo and hydrodynamic simulation of a one dimensional n+ – n – n+ silicon diode

1Dipartimento di Matematica, Viale Andrea Doria, Catania 95125, Italy
2lBM Research Division, T.J. Watson Research Center, P.O. Box 218, Yorktown Heights, New York 10598, USA

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An improved closure relation - based on the entropy principle - is implemented in a Hydrodynamic model for electron transport. Steady-state electron transport in the “benchmark” n+ - n - n+ submicron silicon diode is simulated and the quality of the model is assessed by comparison with Monte Carlo results.