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ECE407 Physics of Semiconductors and Nanostructures

 

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Course description

The course covers fundamentals of solid state physics relevant to semiconductors, electronic and photonic devices, and nanostructures. Topics covered include free electron gas in 3D, 2D, and 1D; crystal lattices and the reciprocal lattice; electron states and energy bands in molecules and solids; calculations of energy bands; metals, insulators, and semiconductors; graphene, 2D atomic materials, and nanotubes;  lattice dynamics and phonons in 1D, 2D, and 3D materials; electron statistics and dynamics in energy bands; effective mass theorem; electron transport and Boltzmann equation; electron-photon interaction in energy bands; optical interband and intraband processes; plasmons and polaritons; semiconductor heterostructures; electron states in zero, one, and two dimensional nanostructures; quantum wells, wires, and dots; quantum ballistic transport in nanostructures.

Lecturer

Farhan Rana
316 Phillips Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
Tel: 607-255-6317       Fax: 607-245-3508
Email: farhan.rana at cornell.edu

 

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