Diffusive Limit of a MEP Hydrodynamical Model Obtained from the Bloch-Boltzmann-Peierls Equations for Semiconductors

  • Giuseppe Alì
  • Vittorio Romano
  • Nella Rotundo
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Part of the Mathematics in Industry book series (MATHINDUSTRY, volume 17)


We consider a MEP hydrodynamical model obtained from a set of transport equations for the distribution functions of electrons in conduction band and phonon. We assume that the MEP model contains equations for the electron density fluxes and energy fluxes, and for the phonons energy fluxes. For this system we introduce a small parameter, related to the transition probabilities in the collision terms, and a diffusive scaling at the level of the Lagrangian multipliers appearing in the closure relations. In the diffusive limit, as the small parameter tends to zero, we obtain a model that can be physically interpreted in the framework of linear irreversible thermodynamics.


Small Parameter Diffusive Limit Moment Equation Macroscopic Model Collision Term 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giuseppe Alì
    • 1
    • 2
  • Vittorio Romano
    • 3
  • Nella Rotundo
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Departimento di MatematicaUniversità della CalabriaCosenzaItaly
  2. 2.INFN, Gruppo collegato di CosenzaCosenzaItaly
  3. 3.Dipartimento di Matematica e InformaticaUniversità di CataniaCataniaItaly

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