Define conductivity for a dielectric domain in Electrostatics

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Hi,

I am using comsol 5.5 electrostatics module. I use it to extract capacitance between different terminals.

I came across a problem where a Si (silicon) block domain needs to be defined in the electrostatics node between two terminals. The relative permitivity is used in this node. But it's also a doped silicon which has low resistance that acts as a conductor. However, electrostatics node is not accounting for this.

May I know how can I incorporate Silicon's electrical conductivity? Shall I couple another AD/CD sub module to do this?

Attached is an image, and the COMSOL file.

Thanks, Stacey



1 Reply Last Post 29 Jul 2020, 14:14 GMT-4
Edgar J. Kaiser Certified Consultant

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Posted: 2 months ago 29 Jul 2020, 14:14 GMT-4

Hi,

you must use electric currents (ec) then. Make sure that all domains also the insulators have a very small conductivity, otherwise the solver will not converge.

Cheers Edgar

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Edgar J. Kaiser
emPhys Physical Technology
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Hi, you must use electric currents (ec) then. Make sure that all domains also the insulators have a very small conductivity, otherwise the solver will not converge. Cheers Edgar

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