By completing the Crystal Viewer Lab in ABACUS - Assembly of Basic Applications for Coordinated Understanding of Semiconductors, you will be able to:
a) understand crystals,
b) understand crystal directions, and
c) Miller indices.
The specific objectives of the Crystal Viewer Lab are:
If you have not had experience with crystal structures and Miller indices, here is a list of resources that will help you have the required knowledge to get the most of these materials:
1. Rober F. Pierret, Semiconductor Device Fundamentals (Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, 2000).
2. Michael Shur, Physics of Semiconductor Devices (Prentice Hall, 1990).
3. Dragica Vasileska, Stephen M. Goodnick and G. Klimeck: Computational Electronics: Semiclassical and Quantum Device Modeling and Simulation, Chapter 2 (CRC Press, 2010).
Exercises and Homework Assignments
Solutions to Exercises
Solutions will be provided to instructors ONLY.
Take a Test
This test will assess your conceptual understanding of the physical, mathematical and computational knowledge related to crystal structures identification and Miller indices calculation.
Solve the Challenge
In this final challenge you will integrate all what you have learned about crystal lattices.