TETHYS: A simulation tool for graphene hydrodynamic models

Published: 14 October 2022| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/s28zwgpnpw.1


We present a simulation tool, TETHYS (i.e., Two-dimensional Emitter of THz, Hydrodynamic Simulation), developed with the aim of studying hydrodynamic models for electronic transport in graphene, being particularly tailored for the simulation of the configuration of top-gated graphene field-effect transistors (GFET) near room temperature. We present the model governing the system and briefly discuss its validity and physical parameters; then we proceed to discuss the algorithms and numerical methods used in its implementation, namely, two-step Richtmyer and weighted forward-time centred-space schemes, which address the hyperbolic and parabolic parts of the model, respectively. An abridged usage guide and description of the output are also provided, as well as two illustrative simulation cases: the Dyakonov–Shur instability and the boundary layer of pulsatile electric flow. The simulation program here brought forward is uncomplicated and lightweight, yet robust and accurate, having a wide variety of applicable scenarios and configurations to explore.



Condensed Matter Physics, Computational Physics, Graphene