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Quantum Dot Lab Learning Materials

by SungGeun Kim


By completing the Quantum Dot Lab, you will be able to:

a) understand the 3D confinement of carriers in a quantum dot,

b) describe effects of geometry of a quantum dot on the energy states of carriers,

c) study light absorption of a quantum dot

The specific objectives of the Quantum Dot Lab are:


Recommended Reading

If you have not had experience with quantum mechanics, listed below are the suggested reading materials:

1. D. K. Ferry, Quantum Mechanics: An Introduction for Device Physicists and Electrical Engineers, Second Edition (Institute of Physics Publishing, 2001).

2. P. Harrison, Quantum Wells, Wires and Dots: Theoretical and Computational Physics of Semiconductor Nanostructures (John Wiley & Sons, 2010).

3. Quantum dot, wikipedia –


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