Dept. of Electrical Engineering, University of Notre Dame
Office: Fitz 271
Spring 2014 – Mondays and Wednesdays.
9:30 am – 10:45 am, DBRT 149.
Makeup classes: Some Fridays 5:30 – 7:30 @ Fitz 356A.
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 [notes1]
2) Formulation of the transport problem: Electric current [notes2]
4) Time-independent perturbation theory [notes4]
5) Electron bandstructure and quantized states [notes5]
6) Time-dependent perturbation theory [notes6]
7) Electron-photon interactions, optical properties, LEDs and Lasers [notes7]
8) Electron-phonon interaction and scattering [notes8]
9) Electron-defect interaction and scattering [notes9]
10) Mobility, drift-diffusion, quasi-ballistic FETs [notes10]
11) High Field-Phenomena: Tunneling transport and tunnel-FETs [notes11]
12) Bottom-up transport: The Non-Equilibrium Greenís Function (NEGF) approach [notes12]
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Supporting Illustrations (Mathematica)
File (*.nb) Note: 1) Right click and save on your computer. 2) It downloads as a *.nb.txt file.† Remove the .txt, and say yes when asked if you want to keep .nb extension.
Here is a hands-on introduction to Mathematica.
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) Physics of Photonic Devices [3rd most useful reference (if you are interested in optical properties)]
S. L. Chuang
4) Quantum Transport: Atom to Transistor [Best treatment of ballistic FET physics]
5) Physics of Low-Dimensional Semiconductors
6) Physical Properties of Semiconductors
Wolfe, Holonyak, and Stillman
Email: djena at nd dot edu if you have any questions.