Class Restriction And Registration Summary


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, 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. The modern bottom-up approach to electronic properties from the non-equilibrium Green's functions will be covered. Topics1) Recap of quantum mechanics 2) Formulation of the transport problem: Electric current3) Ballistic transport and nanoscale FETs4) Time-independent perturbation theory5) Electron bandstructure and quantized states6) Time-dependent perturbation theory7) Electron-photon interactions, optical properties, LEDs and Lasers8) Electron-phonon interaction and scattering9) Electron-defect interaction and scattering10) Mobility, drift-diffusion, quasi-ballistic FETs11) High-field phenomena: Tunneling transport and tunnel-FETs12) Bottom-up approach to transport: Non-Equilibrium Green's Function (NEGF) approach

Associated Term: Spring Semester 2013
Campus: Main
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course may not be repeated

EE 60566 and EE 60587

Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:
Employee Non-Degree (EM) ,  Graduate Non-Degree (GD) ,  Graduate (GR)
Must be enrolled in one of the following Campuses:
Main (M)

Course Attributes:
ZTST - Final exam

Registration Availability (Overflow: Off )
  Maximum Actual Remaining
TOTAL 10 5 5