Multiscale Simulation of Phase Change Memory
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This PhD thesis investigates the phase change material (PCM) based memory technology using multiscale theoretical modeling and numerical simulation. The multiscale analysis consists of three hierarchical parts: (i) the macroscopic simulation (about tens to hundres of nm and beyond), which studies the electro-thermal transport by using analytic derivation and time-dependent finite element method (TD-FEM); (ii) the mesoscopic simulation (about 1 to 10 nm), which investigates the electron transport properties by using the non-equilibrium Green's function (NEGF) method; and (iii) the microscopic simulation (about 0.1 to 1 nm), which studies the electronic structure, amorphization and crystallization processes by using density functional theory (DFT) and ab-initio molecular dynamics (AIMD).
- Electrical engineering