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Radiation Effects in a PIN Diode

This tutorial performs steady-state and transient analysis of the response of a PIN diode to constant and pulsed radiation, respectively. The effect of radiation is modeled as spatially uniform generation of electron-hole pairs within the device. At high dose rates the separation of the ... Read More

Double Barrier 1D

The double barrier structure is of interest because of its application in semiconductor devices such as resonant-tunneling diodes. This verification example demonstrates the Schrödinger Equation interface to set up a simple 1D GaAs/AlGaAs double barrier structure to analyze the ... Read More

k·p Method for Strained Wurtzite GaN Band Structure

This benchmark model computes the valence band structure of an unstrained and a strained bulk GaN wurtzite crystal, as a tutorial for users who wish to set up multiple wave function components with the Schrödinger Equation interface. The model follows the formulation given in the ... Read More

3D Density-Gradient Simulation of a Nanowire MOSFET

This 3D model of a nanowire MOSFET employs the density-gradient theory to add the effect of quantum confinement to the conventional drift-diffusion formulation, without requiring excessively high computational costs. The oxide layer is simulated explicitly with geometric domains, and ... Read More

Trench-Gate IGBT 3D

In this second half of a two-part example, a 3D model of a trench-gate IGBT is built by extruding the 2D model from the first half. Unlike the 2D model, now it is possible to arrange the alternating n+ and p+ emitters along the direction of extrusion as in the real device. This more ... Read More

Superlattice Band Gap Tool

The Superlattice Band Gap Tool model helps the design of periodic structures made of two alternating semiconductor materials (superlattices). The model uses the effective mass Schrödinger equation to estimate the electron and hole ground state energy levels in a given superlattice ... Read More

Solving the Hydrogen Atom

For a description of this model, see our accompanying blog post "Can COMSOL Multiphysics® Solve the Hydrogen Atom?". Read More

Self-Consistent Schrödinger-Poisson Results for a GaAs Nanowire

This benchmark model simulates a GaAs nanowire using the self-consistent Schrödinger-Poisson theory to compute the electron density and the confining potential profiles. The predefined Schrödinger-Poisson multiphysics coupling feature is combined with the dedicated Schrödinger-Poisson ... Read More


The metal-silicon-oxide (MOS) structure is the fundamental building block for many silicon planar devices. Its capacitance measurements provide a wealth of insight into the working principles of such devices. This tutorial constructs a simple 1D model of a MOS capacitor (MOSCAP). Both ... Read More

Surface Trapping in a Silicon Nanowire Gate-All-Around Device

A gate-all-around MOSFET consists of a nanowire with a gate electrode wrapped around the circumference. Since the entire nanowire forms the channel, this configuration provides the best possible electrostatic control of the channel and offers a good candidate for the miniaturization of ... Read More