Surface Recombination


Dear Sir,

In materials settings, we have a tab named as “Thermal Properties”, I just talking a bout silicon, Is it a surface recombination? Could you explain it?
How can I adjust the surface recombination to a specific value?

Thanks in advance


Hi. In the previous version of DEVICE, surface recombination was defined as a property of a semiconductor and its parameters could be defined from the material database. However, in the new versions of DEVICE (starting from Nov. 2015), surface recombination is defined in the “Interfaces” database available in the main toolbar (beside the material database). This page in KB talks about the new interface database (Material Interface).

The new DEVICE also includes a thermal solver that can be used to simulate heat flow in solids. The thermal properties tab in the material database contains the thermal properties of materials used by the thermal solver.