Fundamentals of Current Flow
- Explain the new perspective on conductivity and its relation to the standard Drude formula
- Evaluate quantities like the density of states, number of modes, electron density and conductivity for a given energy-momentum relation
- Explain concepts like the minimum interface resistance and the two Landauer formulas
This course is intended to be broadly accessible to students in any branch of science or engineering who would like to learn about the modern conceptual framework for describing the flow of electrons in solid-state electronic devices.
Weekly topics: 1 & 2, The New Perspective; 3 & 4, Energy Band Model; 5, What and Where Is the Voltage.
Spring 2021 Syllabus