TY - JOUR T1 - Asymptotic Preserving Schemes for Semiconductor Boltzmann Equation in the Diffusive Regime JO - Numerical Mathematics: Theory, Methods and Applications VL - 2 SP - 278 EP - 296 PY - 2012 DA - 2012/05 SN - 5 DO - http://doi.org/10.4208/nmtma.2012.m1045 UR - https://global-sci.org/intro/article_detail/nmtma/5939.html KW - linear semiconductor Boltzmann equation, drift-diffusion limit, diffusive relaxation system, "BGK"-penalty method. AB -

As is known, the numerical stiffness arising from the small mean free path is one of the main difficulties in the kinetic equations. In this paper, we derive both the split and the unsplit schemes for the linear semiconductor Boltzmann equation with a diffusive scaling. In the two schemes, the anisotropic collision operator is realized by the "BGK"-penalty method, which is proposed by Filbet and Jin [F. Filbet and S. Jin, J. Comp. Phys. 229(20), 7625-7648, 2010] for the kinetic equations and the related problems having stiff sources. According to the numerical results, both of the schemes are shown to be uniformly convergent and asymptotic-preserving. Besides, numerical evidences suggest that the unsplit scheme has a better numerical stability than the split scheme.