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Publication date: 1 April 1991

J.B. Johnson, S.H. Voldman and T.D. Linton

Challenges to a robust and accurate implementation of electric‐field‐enhanccd thermal‐generation mechanisms in a drift‐diffusion‐based semiconductor‐device simulation code…

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Challenges to a robust and accurate implementation of electric‐field‐enhanccd thermal‐generation mechanisms in a drift‐diffusion‐based semiconductor‐device simulation code are discussed and solutions proposed. The implementation of the physical models and associated numerical methods is applied to the simulation of leakage currents in trench‐DRAM cells.

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COMPEL - The international journal for computation and mathematics in electrical and electronic engineering, vol. 10 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0332-1649

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Publication date: 31 May 2019

Mohammadreza Riahi, Fatemeh Karimi and Atefeh Ghaffari

The purpose of this paper is to present three-dimensional (3D) printing of structures with a new method called selective laser baking (SLB) of Poly Dimethyl Siloxane (PDMS).

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to present three-dimensional (3D) printing of structures with a new method called selective laser baking (SLB) of Poly Dimethyl Siloxane (PDMS).

Design/methodology/approach

A 3D model is designed on the computer. PDMS Base is mixed with its hardener and poured into a container. Before it is hardened which normally occures after several hours, a CO2 laser selectively exposes different areas on the surface of the PDMS mixture according to the pattern of a slice of a 3D model designed on the computer. Because of the thermal effect of the CO2 laser, once exposed, PDMS heats up and hardens, producing a cured layer of PDMS which is attached to a base. The base with the cured layer is lowered in the container for a short distance and a layer of new uncured PDMS is spread over the previous layer. The laser exposes new areas again and hardens them. This process is repeated until the whole structure is fabricated.

Findings

The parameters involved in the baking process are investigated and the relation between temperature, mixing portion and laser irradiance on the curing time and layer thickness are investigated.

Originality/value

This fabrication technique is a unique fabrication method that helps to 3D print with two base polymers which their polymerization can be boosted by heat. This 3D printing method has not been presented earlier.

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Rapid Prototyping Journal, vol. 25 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1355-2546

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