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EE 80656  Section 01: Adv. Semiconductor Physics (CRN 30000)
 

Course Description: The class will provide graduate students with a solid understanding of the basic underlying physics of semiconductors that lead to practical applications. Starting from a review of quantum mechanics and specifically perturbation theory, we will cover electronic bandstructure, electronphoton and electronphonon 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. The modern bottomup approach to electronic properties from the nonequilibrium Green's functions will be covered. Topics1) Recap of quantum mechanics 2) Formulation of the transport problem: Electric current3) Ballistic transport and nanoscale FETs4) Timeindependent perturbation theory5) Electron bandstructure and quantized states6) Timedependent perturbation theory7) Electronphoton interactions, optical properties, LEDs and Lasers8) Electronphonon interaction and scattering9) Electrondefect interaction and scattering10) Mobility, driftdiffusion, quasiballistic FETs11) Highfield phenomena: Tunneling transport and tunnelFETs12) Bottomup approach to transport: NonEquilibrium Green's Function (NEGF) approach Associated Term: Spring Semester 2013 Campus: Main Credits: 3 Grade Mode: Standard Letter Course may not be repeated Prerequisites: EE 60566 and EE 60587 Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Employee NonDegree (EM) , Graduate NonDegree (GD) , Graduate (GR) Must be enrolled in one of the following Campuses: Main (M) Course Attributes: ZTST  Final exam
