ECEN 5365 - Semiconductor Materials & Devices 1
ECEN 5365 (3). Semiconductor Materials & Devices 1.
Includes an introduction to time-independent quantum mechanics and
perturbation theory, tunneling, application to quantum-well 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.
ECEN 3320, Semiconductor Devices|
ECEN 4345 or
ECEN 5345, Introduction to Solid State
Electronic Properties of Crystalline Solids, Richard H.Bube.
Wave Mechanics, Raimes.
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Explain from first principles
the static properties of semiconductor materials.
- Introduction to wave mechanics.
The Schrodinger equation for a potential well, a potential barrier and a
harmonic oscillator. Applications to quantum-well electronic and optical
- 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.
- Time-independent first-order
perturbation theory. Degenerate and non-degenerate states. Second order
- The many-electron problem and the one-electron
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
three-dimensional energy surfaces, direct and indirect
bandgap semiconductors and their principal electronic and optical
Last revised: 08-02-11, PM, ARP.