By completing the BSC Lab in ABACUS - Assembly of Basic Applications for Coordinated Understanding of Semiconductors, you will be able to:
a) understand the concept of carriers dispersion in a solid,
b) understand the concept of effective masses and energy gaps, and
c) understand the bandstructure in low-dimensional systems.
The specific objectives of the BSC Lab are:
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:
1. Walter Harrison, Elementary Electronic Structure, World Scientific.
2. Peter Y. Yu and Manuel Cardona, Fundamentals of Semiconductors: Physics and Material Properties, Springer.
3. Dragica Vasileska, Stephen M. Goodnick and G. Klimeck: Computational Electronics: Semiclassical and Quantum Device Modeling and Simulation, Appendix A (CRC Press, 2010).
Exercises and Homework Assignments
Solutions to Exercises
Solutions to exercises will be provided to Instructors ONLY!
Take a Test
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.
Solve the Challenge
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.