This article reviews some of the latest advances of the algorithmic aspects of particle-based methods for the simulation of both solid-state devices and biological systems. After a brief historical introduction, a discussion will be offered about the recent evolution of numerical methods used by both Full-Band Ensemble Monte Carlo (EMC) and Molecular Dynamics (MD) algorithms. A discussion of some relevant applications of both simulative approaches is accompanied by a critical analysis of the main limitations of the methods. Several needed improvements are discussed as well, and the potential of the algorithms for modeling systems of higher complexity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)405-410
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Computational Electronics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2006


  • Molecular dynamics
  • Monte Carlo
  • Particle-based simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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