ECE 572 - Nanoscale Semiconductor Structures: Electronic and Optical Properties

Description: Electronic and optical properties of nanoscale semiconductors and devices, carrier interactions in dimensionally-confined nanostructures, deformation potential, piezoelectric potential, polar-optical-phonon interaction potential.

Prerequisite: ECE 346 and PHYS 244

Topics:

1. Fundamental Properties of Semiconductors

2. Electrical, Mechanical, and Optical Properties of Bulk Structures,
Micro-Scale Structures, and Nano-Scale Structures

3. Piezoelectric, Deformation, and Polar-Optical Interactions in Polar
and Non-Polar Materials

4. Nanomechanical Properties of Semiconductors

5. Carrier Scattering in Semiconductor Components of Micro-
and Nano-Scale Electronic and Optoelectronic Devices (7 hrs)

 
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