Numerical Methods for the Hydrodynamic Device Model: Subsonic Flow


Journal Article

An introduction to the hydrodynamic model for semiconductor devices is presented. Special attention is paid to classifying the hydrodynamic PDE's and analyzing their nonlinear wave structure. Numerical simulations of the ballistic diode using the hydrodynamic device model are presented, as an illustrative elliptic problem. The importance of nonlinear block iterative methods is emphasized. Arguments for existence of solutions and convergence of numerical methods are given for the case of subsonic electron flow. © 1989 IEEE

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Cited Authors

  • Gardner, CL; Jerome, JW; Rose, DJ

Published Date

  • January 1, 1989

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 8 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 501 - 507

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1937-4151

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0278-0070

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1109/43.24878

Citation Source

  • Scopus