by Dragica Vasileska and Gerhard Klimeck

By completing the Bound States Calculation Lab in [[Resource(bsclab)]], users will be able to: a) understand the concept of bound states, b) the meaning of the eigenvalues and the eigenvectors, and c) the form of the eigenvalues and eigenvectors for rectangular, parabolic and triangular confinement.

The specific objectives of the Bound States Calculation Lab are:

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== Recommended Reading ==

Users who are new to the concept of bound states and solution of the Schrodinger equation for bound states should consult the following resources:

1. D. K. Ferry:

2. S. Datta

== Demo ==



== Theoretical descriptions ==

* [[Resource(7224)]] (tutorial)

* [[Resource(9094)]] (physical, analytical model)

* [[Resource(8797)]] (simulation)

* [[Resource(9098)]] (computational model)

* [[Resource(9092)]] (implementation details and source code

== Tool Verification ==

Verification of the PN-Junction tool is done by comparison of the
simulation results for the electric field in equilibrium with the depletion
charge approximation results. This verification process can be done only
while running the tool, as it superimposes the depletion charge
approximation results.


== Examples ==

The following [[Resource(9096)]] are described in detail:

Example 1: Equilibrium PN-Junction

Example 2: PN-Junction Under Bias

Example 3: Non-Symmetric Junction

Example 4: Series Resistance

== Exercises and Homework Assignments ==

1. [[Resource(5177)]]

2. [[Resource(893)]]

3. [[Resource(6979)]]

4. [[Resource(4894)]]

5. [[Resource(4896)]]

6. [[Resource(4898)]]

7. [[Resource(5179)]]

8. [[Resource(5183)]]

== Solutions to Exercises ==

Solutions are provided only to instructors!

== Evaluation ==

This test will assess the users conceptual understanding of the physical,
mathematical and computational knowledge related to the operation and
modeling of PN Junctions.


== Challenge ==

Users are challenged to integrate what they have learned about PN