MDPI has a special issue on TCAD and circuit simulation. Articles are published quickly after being received, and are available as open access. Authors can submit their work until October 29, 2022. https://www.mdpi.com/journal/applsci/special_issues/circuit_simulation Some of the papers published so far seem to offer a diverse range from simulation methods to device analysis.
“On the History of the Numerical Methods Solving the Drift Diffusion Model”, by Bernd Meinerzhagen, is an excellent review article on the history of TCAD simulation methods. It discusses the importance of that Scharfetter-Gummel discretization and the use of box integration methods. https://doi.org/10.33079/jomm.20030403 In addition, it contains reference to many of the numerical methods employed… Continue reading On the History of the Numerical Methods Solving the Drift Diffusion Model
The “Journal of Computational Research” from Springer is a good journal to find recent articles on TCAD simulation topics. https://www.springer.com/journal/10825 With its hybrid publication model, it is possible to find some open access articles for download concerning recent advances in device simulation.
The November 2021 issue of the IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices was a special issue on “New Simulation Methodologies for Next-Generation TCAD Tools”. It is available here: https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/tocresult.jsp?isnumber=9583611 It is nice to see that there is interest in ongoing research in this important aspect of semiconductor device research.
The IEEE has taken a more open view of publishing research online before final publication. This includes posting unpublished manuscripts to their officially sponsored preprint server TechRxiv. In my recent experience, they encourage uploading your preprints, as part of the IEEE journal submission process. If your article is accepted, they do ask that you place… Continue reading IEEE Preprint policy
Zenodo is a great website for archiving your research, in a way that is permanent and citable. An interesting feature are communities. “TCAD Simulation Methods and Results” so that this type of research can be curated on the site. When uploading your research, please feel free to tag this community, so that it can be… Continue reading Zenodo TCAD Community