The scattering matrix approach is a new technique for solving the Boltzmann equation in devices. We report a self-consistent application of the technique to realistic silicon devices exhibiting strong nonlocal effects. Simulation of a hot-electron, n-i-n diode demonstrates that the new technique efficiently and accurately reproduces Monte Carlo results without the statistical noise, allowing much tighter convergence with Poisson’s equation.
Date of this Version
Appl. Phys. Lett. 60 (23), 8 June 1992