Accession Number:

ADA210341

Title:

Physics of High Energy Photoconductive Switches

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. 1 Aug 1985-30 Sep 1988

Corporate Author:

POLYTECHNIC UNIV FARMINGDALE NY WEBER RESEARCH INST

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

During this funding period, a semi-classical macro-kinetic theory that describes the dynamic behavior of carriers in a semiconductor under the influence of space-time varying fields has been formulated. The macro-kinetic model is considerably easier to implement numerically than Monte Carlo methods or those based on the Boltzmann Transport Equation BTE. Moreover, the macro- kinetic model requires orders of magnitude less computer time to run. A Monte Carlo method has been developed for obtaining the electron energy distribution, transport parameters, and rate coefficients in multi-valley semiconductors. The procedure requires an order of magnitude less time than conventional Monte Carlo techniques.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE