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Siborg and University of Waterloo create physical models for simulation of organic devices

The end result is a prototype of organic semiconductor solar cell simulator that has been released

3 Jun 2015 | Editor

Siborg Systems and University of Waterloo create physical models for simulation of organic devices

Siborg Systems has recently worked with the University of Waterloo, in Ontario, Canada, to create new physical models for the simulation of organic semiconductor devices.

MicroTec enables the creation of virtual devices using a simplified but practical semiconductor processing flow and then analyse their performance. The suite consists of GUI, SiDif for 2D semiconductor process and SemSim for steady-state 2D semiconductor device simulations.

Over the past year, Siborg Systems Inc. worked with a team from McMaster University from Hamilton, Ontario; the research was for the "Implementation of Physical Models and Algorithms for Organic Photovoltaic Device Simulator," a project supported by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. The project was aimed toward Organic Semiconductor Solar Cells, but most models created are equally applicable to other organic semiconductor devices.

Siborg Systems - MicroTec semiconductor device simulator

Figure: Siborg Systems - MicroTec semiconductor device simulator

The end result is a prototype of Organic Semiconductor Solar Cell Simulator that has been released while under testing; new features on the latest release include non-planar semiconductor device modelling capability, parameteriaed simulations runs, graphical device structure editor, and other related functions.

In part of the current testing, it has become clear that more research is required to improve models for exciton transport in organic semiconductors. These models must include exciton dissociation rates at the hetero-junctions, diffusion coefficients, and other physical attributes.

MicroTec is a simulator for semiconductor process and device that has been used for research and education in more than 30 countries and 130 schools including leading Universities, such as University of California at Berkeley, over the past 25 years of availability.

Source: Siborg Systems


About Siborg Systems

Established in 1994, Siborg Systems Inc. is a source of engineering software and hardware tools for the semiconductor and electronics industry. Located in the city of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, it enjoys being a part of the local world-renowned high-tech community.

Since 2003, Siborg Systems Inc. also develops and markets Electronic Test Tools: Smart Tweezers LCR-meter and LCR-Reader.

Source: Siborg Systems

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