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Scattering is a general physical process where some forms of radiation, such as light, sound, or moving particles, are forced to deviate from a straight trajectory by one or more localized non-uniformities in the medium through which they pass. In conventional use, this also includes deviation of reflected radiation from the angle predicted by the law of reflection. Reflections that undergo scattering are often called diffuse reflections and unscattered reflections are called specular(mirror-like) reflections.
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2D Scattering Rates Calculation
20 Jul 2010 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Dragica Vasileska, David K. Ferry
this set of slides describes the calculation of the 2D scattering rates in Q2DEG.
Alloy Disorder Scattering
11 Jul 2011 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Dragica Vasileska
This set of slides describes Alloy disorder scattering.
Boltzmann Transport Equation and Scattering Theory
01 Feb 2011 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Dragica Vasileska
In this presentation we give simple derivation of the Boltzmann transport equation, describe the derivation of Fermi's Golden Rule, and present the derivation of most common scattering mechanisms...
Computational Electronics HW - Scattering Mechanisms
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11 Jul 2008 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Dragica Vasileska, Gerhard Klimeck
This set of slides describes Coulomb Scattering.
20 Jun 2011 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Dragica Vasileska
This set of slides describes the electron-electron interactions scattering rates calculations as it occurs in bulk materials, low-dimensional structures and semiconductor devices.
Illinois ECE 460 Optical Imaging, Chapter 5: Light Scattering
29 Jul 2008 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Gabriel Popescu, Andre da Costa, Christopher Nixon, Glen Svenningsen
This chapter covers important topics related to Light Scattering: Simple particles, Rayleigh Scattering, The Born Approximation, Spatial Correlation, Ensemble of Particles, The Transport Equation,...
Notes on Scattering and Mobility in 1D, 2D, and 3D
06 Nov 2009 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Dmitri Nikonov, Md. Sayed Hasan, George Bourianoff
Derivation of the phonon-limited mobility is reviewed for electrons in bulk (3D) or
quantum confined (2D and 1D) semiconductor structures. Analytical estimates are made
that show the mobility in...