Semiconductor Physics for Engineers

Prof. Junqiao Wu
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, U. C. Berkeley, Rm 322 HMMB, 510-642-4391

1. SEMICONDUCTOR BASICS (2 lectures, 6/2/2009, 6/4)
a. General trends, k-space, band structure, density of states and Fermi distribution
b. k-dot-p theory, defects and effective mass approximation
c. Quantum confinement and nanostructures
2. ELECTROSTATICS (2 lectures, 6/8, 6/11)
a. Maxwell equations and Poisson's equation
b. Band bending and carrier equilibration
3. ELECTRODYNAMICS (2 lectures, 6/16, 6/18)
a. Drude's model and classical dielectric theory
b. Boltzmann transport theory
4. THERMAL EFFECTS (2 lectures, 6/23, 6/25)
a. Phonons and thermal physics
b. Thermoelectrics
5. OPTICAL EFFECTS (1 lecture, 6/30)
a. Light-semiconductor interactions
b. Device physics of light emitting diodes and solar cells

calculus, vectors, ordinary and partial differential equations, linear algebra,
electromagnetism, optics basics, solid state physics basics, quantum mechanics basics

Time and location:
Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:00-6:30PM, June 2009.
Rm350, HMMB.

Slides (ppt)
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Lecture Notes (pdf)
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