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Quantum Dot Lab Learning Materials

by SungGeun Kim


By completing the Quantum Dot Lab, users 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, and c) study light absorption of a quantum dot.

The specific objectives of the Quantum Dot Lab are:


Recommended Reading

Users who are new to quantum mechanics should consult the following materials:

1. David K. Ferry. (2001). Quantum Mechanics: An Introduction for Device Physicists and Electrical Engineers. 2nd ed. New York: Taylor & Francis.

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

3. Anon. “Quantum Dot”. Wikipedia


Theoretical Description

Tool Verification


Exercises and Homework Assignments

Solutions to Exercises

  • Solutions are provided only to Instructors!



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