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PHY 636: Fundamentals of Semiconductor (3)


Condensed matter Physics, Quantum Mechanics, Electrodynamics and Statistical mechanics

Learning Objectives:

Students will learn about the following specific topics:
Bandgaps, Effective masse, Electrons and holes, the Fermi function, Intrinsic carrier density, Doping and carrier concentrations, Carrier transport, Generation-recombination, Quasi-Fermi levels, Energy band diagrams

Course Contents:

Introduction to semiconductors: Crystalline, polycrystalline, and amorphous semiconductors, Material properties, Crystal structure and Crystal growth, energy bands, Fundamentals of band structure, Fermi Dirac distribution, Density of states
Doping: Carrier concentration (temperature dependence), Carrier scattering and mobility, Equilibrium and Non Equilibrium (addition) carrier concentrationConcepts of drift, diffusion and Recombination generation

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