ECE 65600 - Electronic Transport in Semiconductors
This is a course about how charge flows in semiconductors and semiconductor devices. It is a practical course for those interested in devices. The course is intended to be accessible to students with a general, introductory background in semiconductors, such as ECE 606 at Purdue University. The specific course objectives are: 1) to develop a clear, physical understanding of charge and energy transport in bulk semiconductors and in small semiconductor devices, and 2) to introduce commonly used transport-modeling approaches such as drift-diffusion, energy transport, Monte Carlo simulation, and quantum transport.
Lecture Hours: 3 Credits: 3
Areas of Specialization:
- Microelectronics and Nanotechnology
Fall - odd years
The course consists of three parts. Part 1 focuses on ballistic (and quasi-ballistic) transport both semiclassical and quantum. Part 2 focuses on traditional low-field transport theory based on the Boltzmann Transport Equation. It treats drift-diffusion charge transport as well as thermoelectric effects (heat flow and temperature gradients) and galvanomagnetic effects (magnetic and electric fields). Part 3 examines, high-field transport first in bulk semiconductors to explain phenomena such as velocity saturation and then in small devices where electric fields change rapidly and effects such as velocity overshoot arise.
- Fundamentals of Carrier Transport , 2nd Edition , Mark Lundstrom , Cambridge University Press , 2000 , ISBN No. 0-521-63134-3
|6||Review of essentials of semiconductor physics|
|8||Semiclassical ballistic transport|
|3||Quantum ballistic transport|
|9||Low-field, diffusive transport|
|1||Monte Carlo Simulation|
|2||High-field transport in bulk semiconductors|
|2||Off-equilibrium transport in devices|