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When we hear the term semiconductor device, we may think first of the transistors in PCs or video game consoles, but transistors are the basic component in all of the electronic devices we use in our daily lives. Electronic systems are built from such components as transistors, capacitors, wires, light-emitting diodes and semiconductor lasers. These components are typically integrated into a single chip made of a semiconductor material.
The purpose of the ACUTE tool-based curriculum is to introduce interested scientists from academia and industry to the advanced methods of simulation needed for the proper modeling of state-of-the-art nanoscale devices. The multiple scale transport in doped semiconductors is summarized in the figure below, in terms of the transport regimes, relative importance of the scattering mechanisms, and possible applications.
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.