EEE 435

Course Code: EEE 435
Course Name:
Semiconductor Physics
Credit Hours:
Detailed Syllabus:

Lattice vibration: Simple harmonic model, dispersion relation, acoustic and optical phonons, Band structure: Isotropic and anisotropic crystals, band diagrams and effective masses of different semiconductors and alloys. Scattering theory: Review of classical theory, Fermi-Golden rule, scattering rates of different processes, scattering mechanisms in different semiconductors, mobility. Different carrier transport models: Drift-diffusion theory, ambipolar transport, hydrodynamic model, Boltzman transport equations, quantum mechanical model, simple applications.