A Cross-Bridge Kelvin Resistor Model for the Extraction of Specific Contact Resistivity

Application ID: 99621

This benchmark example builds two models of a cross-bridge Kelvin resistor used for extracting the specific contact resistivity. The first model simulates the system in 3D, using the contact resistance feature built in the Semiconductor interface. The other model is a 2D approximation of the system developed in the reference paper, implemented using a boundary PDE math interface. The computed Kelvin contact resistance as a function of the contact window size and the diffusion tap width correlates well between the two models, and agrees well with the result shown in the reference paper.

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