This is a simple tool that demonstrates electron and hole density distributions based on the Fermi-Dirac and Maxwell Boltzmann equations. This tool shows the dependence of carrier density, densisty of states and occupation factor on temperature and fermi level. User can choose between doped and undoped semi-conductors. Silicon, Germanium, and GaAs can be studied as a function of doping or Fermi level, and temperature.
The tool is supported by a homework
assignment in which Students are asked to explore the differences between Fermi-Dirac and Maxwell-Boltzmann distributions, compute electron and hole concentrations, study temperature dependences, and study freeze-out.
First Time User Guide:
provides important information about the tool, underlying physics and some assignment problems to help the user to get acquainted with the tool.
Recent upgrades with subsequent versions:
- Corrected the display of certain outputs.
- 1.1: Corrected ni value for Si at 300K. Plots made more resolved in energy axis.
- 1.03: Updated the Front pane of the tool with correct figures of the distributions.
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