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Unformatted text preview: 1 ECE 407 – Spring 2009 – Farhan Rana – Cornell University ECE 407: Physics of Semiconductors and Nanostructures Γ K M K’ ECE 407 – Spring 2009 – Farhan Rana – Cornell University ECE 407: Physics of Semiconductors and Nanostructures Instructor: Farhan Rana Office: PH316 Email: [email protected] Syllabus: The course covers fundamentals of solid state physics relevant to semiconductors, electronic and photonic devices, and nanostructures. Crystal lattices and the reciprocal lattice; Electron states and energy bands in solids; Metals, insulators, and semiconductors; Lattice dynamics and phonons; Electron statistics and dynamics in energy bands; Effective mass theorem; Electron scattering; Electron transport and Boltzmann equation; Electronphoton interaction in energy bands; Optical transitions and optical interband and intraband processes; Semiconductor heterostructures; Electron states in zero, one, and two dimensional nanostructures; Quantum wells, wires, and dots; Quantum transport in nanostructures. 2 ECE 407 – Spring 2009 – Farhan Rana – Cornell University Course Website and Homeworks • All course documents, including: Lecture notes Homeworks and solutions Exam solutions Extra course related material will appear on the course website: http://courses.cit.cornell.edu/ece407/ Homeworks • Homeworks will be due on Tuesdays at 5:00 PM in the course drop box • New homeworks and old homework solutions will appear on the course website by Tuesday night • Homework 1 will be due next Tuesday and will be available on the course website by tomorrow night ECE 407 – Spring 2009 – Farhan Rana – Cornell University Course Grading and Textbooks • Course grading will be done as follows: Homeworks (25%) 2 Evening Prelims (20% each) – dates TBD Final exam (35%) – date TBD • No inclass quizzes, no popquizzes • Final exam will be comprehensive Textbooks • There are no required textbooks. Two highly recommended textbooks are: Introduction to Solid State Physics , by Charles Kittel (8 th edition) Electronic and Optoelectronic Properties of Semiconductor Structures , by Jasprit Singh 3 ECE 407 – Spring 2009 – Farhan Rana – Cornell University Handout 1 Drude Model for Metals In this lecture you will learn: • Metals, insulators, and semiconductors • Drude model for electrons in metals • Linear response functions of materials Paul Drude (18631906) ECE 407 – Spring 2009 – Farhan Rana – Cornell University Inorganic Crystalline Materials Ionic solids Mostly insulators Example: NaCl, KCl Covalent solids Semiconductors Si, C, GaAs, InP, GaN PbSe, CdTe, ZnO Insulators SiO 2 , Si 3 N 4 Metals Au, Ag, Al, Ga, In Metals 1 Metals are usually very conductive 2 Metals have a large number of “free electrons” that can move in response to an applied electric field and contribute to electrical current 3 Metals have a shiny reflective surface 4 ECE 407 – Spring 2009 – Farhan Rana – Cornell University Properties of Metals: Drude Model...
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