Band Structure Lab Learning Materials

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

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1 [[Image(introduction.jpg, 500px)]]
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3 By completing the BSC Lab in [[Resource(5065)]], you will be able to:
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5 a) understand the concept of carriers dispersion in a solid,
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7 b) understand the concept of effective masses and energy gaps, and
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9 c) understand the bandstructure in low-dimensional systems.
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12 The specific objectives of the BSC Lab are:
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14 [[Image(bandstructure_viewer.jpg, 400px)]]
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18 == Recommended Reading ==
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20 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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22 1. Walter Harrison, Elementary Electronic Structure, World Scientific.
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24 2. Peter Y. Yu and Manuel Cardona, Fundamentals of Semiconductors: Physics and Material Properties, Springer.
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26 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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30 == Demo ==
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37 == Theoretical descriptions ==
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39 * [[Resource(9003)]]
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41 * [[Resource(1506)]]
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45 * [[Resource(9454)]]
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53 == Tool Verification ==
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55 [[Resource(9491)]]
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59 == Worked Examples ==
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61 [[Resource(9491)]]
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65 == Exercises and Homework Assignments ==
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67 1. [[Resource(5201)]]
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69 2. [[Resource(5033)]]
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71 3. [[Resource(4873)]]
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79 == Solutions to Exercises ==
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81 Solutions to exercises will be provided to Instructors ONLY!
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85 == Take a Test ==
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87 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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89 [[Resource(9493)]]
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93 == Solve the Challenge ==
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95 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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97 [[Resource(4880)]]