Carrier Statistics Lab Learning Materials
By completing the Carrier-Statistics Lab in ABACUS - Assembly of Basic Applications for Coordinated Understanding of Semiconductors, users will be able to a) understand Fermi-Dirac and Maxwell-Boltzman statistics, b) describe the effects of doping (shifting the Fermi level) and density of states on carrier distribution (electrons and holes), and c) study the dependence of carrier concentration on temperature.
The specific objectives of the Carrier Statistics Lab are:
Users who are new to carrier statistics should consult the following resources:
Rober F. Pierret. (1996). Semiconductor Device Fundamentals. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley. (See especially chapter 2)
* ECE 606 Lecture 9: Fermi-Dirac Statistics (Graduate level)
* ECE 606 Lecture 11: Equilibrium Statistics (Graduate level)
* ECE 606 Lecture 12: Equilibrium Concentrations (Graduate level)
* Statistical Mechanics (Advanced)
Exercises and Homework Assignments
Solutions to Exercises
Solutions are provided only to instructors!
In this final challenge users will integrate what the have learned about Carrier Statistics.