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Electro-Thermal Scaling Properties of Electron Devices: A Multi-Scale Monte Carlo Approach

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Technical Report,22 Apr 2015,21 Feb 2019

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Arizona State University Tempe United States

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This report details the completion of a modeling approach for the development of the thermal management of solid-state devices and their enclosures. By the full inclusion of the phonon dynamics within the framework of charge transport, extremely efficient particle based microscopic models in computer-aided design CAD tools for the design of electron devices has been implemented. To complement the microscopic models of the particle-based approach, we integrated them in a numerical framework based on a particle-flux paradigm in which electrons are treated as particles, while the phonon dynamics is represented as a heat flux. The two modeling approaches are a single multi-scale code that allows the extraction of novel scaling laws and performance metrics by modeling charge and heat transport as a property of the devices and the environment. Such code will allow for the first time, to the best of our knowledge, the identification of electro-thermal design metrics and scaling laws for the design of electron devices integrated with their passive heat management components.

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  • Thermodynamics
  • Electricity and Magnetism

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