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Unformatted text preview: 1 ECE 407 Spring 2009 Farhan Rana Cornell University ECE 407: Physics of Semiconductors and Nanostructures K M K ECE 407 Spring 2009 Farhan Rana Cornell University ECE 407: Physics of Semiconductors and Nanostructures Instructor: Farhan Rana Office: PH316 Email: fr37@cornell.edu 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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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2009 for the course ECE 5360 taught by Professor Shealy during the Fall '07 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).
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