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1 RAPSODI - Reliable numerical approximations of dissipative systems LPP - Laboratoire Paul Painlevé, Inria Lille - Nord Europe 2 LPP - Laboratoire Paul Painlevé 3 Institute for Analysis and Scientific Computing Wien

Abstract : An implicit Euler finite-volume scheme for a spinorial matrix drift-diffusion model for semiconductors is analyzed. The model consists of strongly coupled parabolic equations for the electron density matrix or, alternatively, of weakly coupled equations for the charge and spin-vector densities, coupled to the Poisson equation for the elec-tric potential. The equations are solved in a bounded domain with mixed Dirichlet-Neumann boundary conditions. The charge and spin-vector fluxes are approximated by a Scharfetter-Gummel discretization. The main features of the numerical scheme are the preservation of positivity and L ∞ bounds and the dissipation of the discrete free energy. The existence of a bounded discrete solution and the monotonicity of the discrete free energy are proved. For undoped semiconductor materials, the numerical scheme is uncon-ditionally stable. The fundamental ideas are reformulations using spin-up and spin-down densities and certain projections of the spin-vector density, free energy estimates, and a discrete Moser iteration. Furthermore, numerical simulations of a simple ferromagnetic-layer field-effect transistor in two space dimensions are presented.





Author: Claire Chainais-Hillairet - Ansgar Jüngel - Polina Shpartko -

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