WIAS Preprint No. 1699, (2012)

A variance-reduced electrothermal Monte Carlo method for semiconductor device simulation



Authors

  • Muscato, Orazio
  • Di Stefano, Vincenza
  • Wagner, Wolfgang

2010 Mathematics Subject Classification

  • 82D37 65C05

Keywords

  • semiconductor devices, Monte Carlo simulation, electrothermal modelling

Abstract

This paper is concerned with electron transport and heat generation in semiconductor devices. An improved version of the electrothermal Monte Carlo method is presented. This modification has better approximation properties due to reduced statistical fluctuations. The corresponding transport equations are provided and results of numerical experiments are presented.

Appeared in

  • Comput. Math. Appl., 65 (2013) pp. 520--527.

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