Band Structure Lab Learning Materials

by Saumitra Raj Mehrotra, Dragica Vasileska, Gerhard Klimeck, Alejandra J. Magana

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By completing the BSC Lab in [[Resource(5065)]], you will be able to:
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By completing the Bandstructure Lab in [[Resource(5065)]], 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.
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a) understand the concept of carriers dispersion in a solid,
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b) understand the concept of effective masses and energy gaps, and
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The specific objectives of the Banstructure Lab are:
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c) understand the bandstructure in low-dimensional systems.
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The specific objectives of the BSC Lab are:
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18 == Recommended Reading ==
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If you have not had experience with the concept of bandstructure and ways of calculating the bandstructure, here is a list of resources that will help you have the required knowledge to get the most of these issues resolved:
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Users who are new to the concept of bandstructure and how to calculate it should consult the following resources:
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1. Walter Harrison, Elementary Electronic Structure, World Scientific.
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1. Walter Harrison. (2004). ''Elementary Electronic Structure''. Rev. ed. Singapore: World Scientific.
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2. Peter Y. Yu and Manuel Cardona, Fundamentals of Semiconductors: Physics and Material Properties, Springer.
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2. Peter Y. Yu and Manuel Cardona. (2010). ''Fundamentals of Semiconductors: Physics and Material Properties''. 4th ed. Heidelberg: Springer.
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3. Dragica Vasileska, Stephen M. Goodnick and G. Klimeck: Computational Electronics: Semiclassical and Quantum Device Modeling and Simulation, Appendix A (CRC Press, 2010).
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3. Dragica Vasileska, Stephen M. Goodnick and G. Klimeck. (2010). ''Computational Electronics: Semiclassical and Quantum Device Modeling and Simulation''. Boca Raton, LA: CRC Press. (See especially Appendix A)
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30 == Demo ==
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== Theoretical descriptions ==
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== Theoretical Descriptions ==
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54 == Tool Verification ==
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== Worked Examples ==
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== Examples ==
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66 == Exercises and Homework Assignments ==
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Solutions to exercises will be provided to Instructors ONLY!
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Solutions are provided only to instructors!
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== Take a Test ==
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== Evaluation ==
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This test will assess your conceptual understanding of the physical, mathematical and computational knowledge related to formation of bandstructure in crystals, the concept of energy bands and the energy gaps.
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This test will assess the users conceptual understanding of the physical, mathematical, and computational knowledge related to the formation of bandstructures in crystals, as well as the concepts of energy bands and energy gaps.
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== Solve the Challenge ==
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== Challenge ==
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In this final challenge you will integrate all what you have learned about bandstructure calculation in bulk and in low-dimensional systems such as nanowires.
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Users are challenged to integrate their knowledge about the calculation of bandstructure in bulk as well as in low-dimensional systems such as nanowires.
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