## ECE 656: Electronic Transport in Semiconductors

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### Text/Syllabus

#### Course Texts:

- Near-equilibrium Transport: Fundamentals and Applications (NET) Mark Lundstrom, World Scientific (2012).

- Fundamentals of Carrier Transport, 2nd Edition (FCT) Mark Lundstrom, Cambridge University Press (2000) ISBN-13: 9780521637244 (paperback)

- For a review of basic semiconductor physics and devices, see

#### How to take this course

### Week 1: Introduction

#### Reading Assignment

- FCT 1.1-1.4.1, 1.5 / NET 1.1-1.7

#### Homework

- Week 1 Homework Assignment

#### Lectures

- Lecture 2: Bandstructure Review

- Lecture 2a: Heterostructures

- Lecture 3: Sums in k-Space/Integrals in Energy Space

#### References and Supplemental Materials

### Week 2: DOS and Intro to Scattering

#### Reading Assignment

- FCT 1.4.2, 1.4.3, 1.7, 1.8, 2.1, 2.2 / NET 6.2

#### Homework

- Week 2 Homework Assignment

#### Lectures

- Lecture 4 Density of States

- Lecture 5: Scattering and Fermi's Golden Rule

- Lecture 5b: Scattering and Transmission

#### References and Supplemental Materials

- For an alternative derivation of FGR, see J.H. Davies, The Physics of Low-Dimensional Systems, Cambridge Univ. Press, 1998. Chapter 8, Secs. 8.1 and 8.3.

- For more on overlap integrals, see: B.K. Ridley, Quantum Processes in Semiconductors, 4th Ed., pp. 82-86, Cambridge, 1997. B.K. Ridley, Electrons and Phonons in Semiconductor Multilayers, pp. 60-63, Cambridge, 1997. D.K. Ferry, Semiconductors, pp. 214, 46

### Week 3: Ionized Impurity Scattering

#### Reading Assignment

- FCT 2.4

#### Homework

#### Lectures

- Lecture 6: Ionized Impurity Scattering I

- Lecture 7: Ionized Impurity Scattering II

#### Exam

#### References and Supplemental Materials

- Supplementary References

- For a discussion of modulation doping, screening in 2D, and remote impurity scattering in 2D, see: J.H. Davies, The Physics of Low-Dimensional Semiconductors, Chapter 8, Cambridge Univ. Press, 1998.

### Week 4: Phonon Scattering

#### Reading Assignment

- FCT 2.3, 2.5-2.9

#### Homework

- Weeks 3 and 4 Homework

#### Lectures

- Lecture 8: Phonon Scattering I

- Lecture 9: Phonon Scattering II

#### References and Supplemental Materials

- Supplementary References

### Week 5: Scattering Wrap Up

#### Reading Assignment

- FCT 2.11, 2.14

#### Homework

- Week 5 Homework

#### Lectures

- Lecture 10: Phonon Scattering III

- Lecture 11: Scattering in 1D, 2D and 3D

- Lecture 12: Scattering of Bloch Electrons

#### References and Supplemental Materials

### Week 6: Intro to Landauer Approach

#### Reading Assignment

- NET 2.1-2.4

#### Homework

- Week 6 Homework

#### Lectures

- Lecture 13: General Model for Transport

- Lecture 14: Modes and Transmission

#### Exam

#### References and Supplemental Materials

### Week 7: Near-Equilibrium Electronic Transport

#### Reading Assignment

- NET 2.5-2.7, 3.1-3,5

#### Homework

- Week 7 Homework

#### Lectures

- Lecture 15: Near-Equilibrium Transport in the Bulk

- Lecture 16: Resistance - Ballistic to Diffusive

- Lecture 17: More about Resistance

### Week 8: Near-Equilibrium Thermoelectric Transport

#### Reading Assignment

- NET 4.1-4.7, 5.1-5.6

#### Homework

- Week 8 Homework

#### Lectures

- Lecture 18: Thermoelectric Effects - Charge Flow

- Lecture 19: Thermoelectric Effects - (Electronic) Heat Flow

- Lecture 20: Coupled Current Equations and Thermoelectric Devices

#### References and Supplemental Materials

### Week 9: Transmission and Phonon Transport

#### Reading Assignment

- NET 6.1, 6.3—6.6, 9.1-9.8

#### Homework

- Week 9 Homework

#### Lectures

- Lecture 21: Scattering and Transmission

- Lecture 22: Phonon Transport

#### Exam

#### References and Supplemental Materials

### Week 10: Boltzmann Transport Equation (BTE)

#### Reading Assignment

- FCT 1.6 / NET 7.1-7.7

#### Homework

- Week 10 Homework

#### Lectures

- Lecture 23: The Boltzmann Transport Equation

- Lecture 24: The BTE - Transport Coefficients

- Lecture 25: The BTE - with B-Fields

#### References and Supplemental Materials

- References and Supplementary Information

### Week 11: The BTE II

#### Reading Assignment

- FCT 3.3, 3.4.1, 3.5

#### Homework

- Week 11 Homework

#### Lectures

- Lecture 26: Scattering I - Collision Integral

- Lecture 27: Scattering II - Relaxation Time Approximation

- Lecture 28B: BTE and Landauer

#### References and Supplemental Materials

- References and Supplementary Information

### Week 12: Measurements and Characterization

#### Reading Assignment

- NET 8.1-8.7

#### Homework

- Week 12 Homework

#### Lectures

- Lecture 29: Near-Equilibrium Measurements I

- Lecture 30: Near-Equilibrium Measurements II

#### Exam

#### References and Supplemental Materials

### Week 13: Balance Equation Approach

#### Reading Assignment

- FCT 5.1-5.8

#### Homework

- Week 13 Homework

#### Lectures

- Lecture 32: Balance Equation Approach II

- Lecture 33: Balance Equation Approach III

#### Exam

- New asset group

#### References and Supplemental Materials

- References and Supplementary Information

### Week 14: Monte Carlo and Quantum Transport

#### Reading Assignment

- FCT 6.1-6.9

#### Lectures

- Lecture 34: Monte Carlo Simulation I

- Lecture 35: Monte Carlo Simulation II

- Lecture 36: Introduction to Quantum Transport in Devices

#### Exam

### Week 15: High Field and Non-Local Transport

#### Reading Assignment

- FCT 7.1-7.7, 8.6,8.7

#### Homework

- Weeks 15-16 Homework

#### Lectures

- Lecture 37: High-field Transport

- Lecture 38: Non-Local Transport

- Lecture 38b: Ensemble Effects in Non-Local Transport

#### References and Supplemental Materials

### Week 16: Ballistic Transport in Devices

#### Reading Assignment

- FCT 8.1-8.5

#### Homework

- Week 15-16 Homework

#### Lectures

- Lecture 39: Ballistic Transport in Devices I

- Lecture 40: From Lilienfeld to Landauer: Understanding the nanoscale transistor

#### References and Supplemental Materials

- References and Supplementary Information

### Finals Week

#### Exam

- Exam 6/Final Exam