ECEN 5365  Semiconductor Materials & Devices 1
Catalog Data 
ECEN 5365 (3). Semiconductor Materials & Devices 1.
Includes an introduction to timeindependent quantum mechanics and
perturbation theory, tunneling, application to quantumwell electronic and
optical devices, electrons in a crystalline solid, Bloch's theorem, energy
bands and energy gaps, the effective mass approximation, a survey of energy
bands forreal crystals: Si, Ge, Gaas, Inp, Algaas, etc., band structure
engineering, and the electrical and optical properties of compound
semiconductors. Prereq., ECEN 3120, and ECEN 4345 or 5345.

Credits and Design 
3 credit hours. Elective course.

Prerequisite(s) 
ECEN 3320, Semiconductor Devices
ECEN 4345 or
ECEN 5345, Introduction to Solid State

Textbook 
Electronic Properties of Crystalline Solids, Richard H.Bube.
Reference:
Wave Mechanics, Raimes.

 
Course Objectives 
Explain from first principles
the static properties of semiconductor materials.

Topics Covered 
 Introduction to wave mechanics.
The Schrodinger equation for a potential well, a potential barrier and a
harmonic oscillator. Applications to quantumwell electronic and optical
devices.
 Basic principles of quantum mechanics. Representation of
dynamical variables by operator. Properties of operators. Ehrenfest's
theorem. Uncertainty relations.
 The hydrogen atom. Radial and angular wave functions. Energy eigenvalues.
 Timeindependent firstorder
perturbation theory. Degenerate and nondegenerate states. Second order
perturbation theory.
 The manyelectron problem and the oneelectron
approximation. Spin. Electron configuration of the atom.
 The diamond
structure and tetrahedral bonding. Crystal and reciprocal lattices.
Electrons in crystals. Density of states. The Bloch theorem. Brillouin
zones. Nearly free electrons, energy bands and gaps. Introduction to
threedimensional energy surfaces, direct and indirect
bandgap semiconductors and their principal electronic and optical
properties.

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