During the simulation computations, it is, sometimes, important to see in a very rapid way, how the macroscopic variables evolves. This can be very usefull in the debugging process of a new defined (and not yet well-defined) semiconductor device. GNU Archimedes gives a simple way of doing it. When the user inserts the following line in an input file, it will get some interesting information about the macroscopic evolution of the devices.
MAXIMINIThis will give, for example, in the case of the precedently presented diode the following output, which is very usefull
Max. Potential = 1 Min. Potential = 0 Max. x-elec.field = 0 Min. x-elec.field = -3.57578e+06 Max. y-elec.field = -0 Min. y-elec.field = -0 Max. Density = 5.14954e+23 Min. Density = 1.33122e+21As we can see from the precedent example, the informations of MAXIMINI are about the maximum and minimum of the following macroscopic variables