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The initial time layer problem and the quasineutral limit in the semiconductor drift-diffusion model. (English) Zbl 1018.82024
Summary: The classical time-dependent drift-diffusion model for semiconductors is considered for small scaled Debye length (which is a singular perturbation parameter). The corresponding limit is carried out on both the dielectric relaxation time scale and the diffusion time scale. The latter is a quasineutral limit, and the former can be interpreted as an initial time layer problem. The main mathematical tool for the analytically rigorous singular perturbation theory of this paper is the (physical) entropy of the system.

82D37 Statistical mechanical studies of semiconductors
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