By completing the Bandstructure Lab in ABACUS - Assembly of Basic Applications for Coordinated Understanding of Semiconductors, users will be able to understand a) the concept of carriers dispersion in a solid, b) the concept of effective masses and energy gaps, and c) the bandstructure in low-dimensional systems.
The specific objectives of the Banstructure Lab are:
Users who are new to the concept of bandstructure and how to calculate it should consult the following resources:
1. Walter Harrison. (2004). Elementary Electronic Structure. Rev. ed. Singapore: World Scientific.
2. Peter Y. Yu and Manuel Cardona. (2010). Fundamentals of Semiconductors: Physics and Material Properties. 4th ed. Heidelberg: Springer.
3. Dragica Vasileska, Stephen M. Goodnick and G. Klimeck. (2010). Computational Electronics: Semiclassical and Quantum Device Modeling and Simulation. Boca Raton, LA: CRC Press. (See especially Appendix A)
Exercises and Homework Assignments
Solutions to Exercises
Solutions are provided only to instructors!
This test will assess the users conceptual understanding of the physical, mathematical, and computational knowledge related to the formation of bandstructures in crystals, as well as the concepts of energy bands and energy gaps.
Users are challenged to integrate their knowledge about the calculation of bandstructure in bulk as well as in low-dimensional systems such as nanowires.