Dept. of Electrical Engineering, University of Notre Dame
Office: Fitz 271
Spring 2013 – Mondays and Wednesdays.
11:45 pm – 1:00 pm, DBRT 202.
Office hours: TBD.
Undergraduate level Solid-State Physics and Quantum Mechanics.
The class will provide graduate students with a solid understanding of the basic underlying physics of semiconductors that lead to practical applications.† Starting from electronic bandstructure, we will cover topics such as electron-photon and electron-phonon interactions, charge scattering by defects and transport, and optical properties of semiconductors.† Quantum confinement effects in optical devices, ballistic transistors, and tunneling FETs will be covered.
1) Recap of quantum mechanics† [Kroemer Chp 1 & relevant sections, Notes]
2) Formulation of the transport problem: Electric current† [Notes]
4) Time-independent perturbation theory† [Kroemer Chps 14 & 15, k.p bandstructure, Notes]
6) Time-dependent perturbation theory [Kroemer Chp 19, Notes]
7) Electron-photon interactions, optical properties, LEDs and Lasers [Notes]
8) Electron-phonon interaction and scattering [Notes]
9) Electron-defect interaction and scattering [Notes]
10) Mobility, drift-diffusion, quasi-ballistic FETs [Notes]
11) High Field-Phenomena: Tunneling transport and tunnel-FETs [Notes]
12) Bottom-up transport: The Non-Equilibrium Greenís Function (NEGF) approach [Notes]
1 - pdf† due: 02/11
2 - pdf† due: 02/25
3 - pdf† due: 03/22
4 - pdf† due: 05/03
Supporting Illustrations (Mathematica)
File (*.nb) Note: Right click and save on your computer first to use it.
None required.† I will post reading material and suggest book sections for reading when necessary.
1) Quantum Mechanics for Engineering: Material Science and Applied Physics [Most useful reference]
2) Fundamentals of Carrier Transport [2nd most useful reference]
3) Quantum Transport: Atom to Transistor [Best treatment of ballistic FET physics]
4) Physics of Low-Dimensional Semiconductors
5) Physical Properties of Semiconductors
Wolfe, Holonyak, and Stillman
6) Fundamentals of Semiconductors:† Physics and Material Properties
Peter Y. Yu & Manuel Cardona
7) Physics of Photonic Devices [3rd most useful reference (if you are interested in optical properties)]
S. L. Chuang
Email: djena at nd dot edu if you have any questions.