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XP34ETS Electrical Transport in Semiconductors
Roles:S Extent of teaching:2P+2C
Department:13134 Language of teaching:CS
Guarantors:Voves J. Completion:ZK
Lecturers:Voves J. Credits:4
Tutors:Voves J. Semester:Z

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Electron and hole transport in semiconductor crystals. Effective mass, mobility Boltzmann's transport equation. Scatter mechanisms, frequency. Scattering on phonons, ionised impurities, velocity saturation. Relaxation time approximation Carrier transport in a strong electric field, velocity saturation. Carrier transport in magnetic field. Carrier transport in nanometre structures. Quantum transport, density matrix, Green's and Wigner's functions. Resonance tunnelling, transport of electrons in superlattices. Single electron transport, Coulomb's blockade. Ballistic transport. Quantum Hall's effect. Simulation of transport effects.

Course outlines:

1. Electron and hole transport in semiconductor crystals
2. Effective mass, mobility
3. Boltzmann's transport equation. Scatter mechanisms, frequency
4. Scattering on phonons, ionised impurities, velocity saturation
5. Relaxation time approximation
6. Carrier transport in a strong electric field, velocity saturation
7. Carrier transport in magnetic field
8. Carrier transport in nanometre structures
9. Quantum transport, density matrix, Green's and Wigner's functions
10. Resonance tunnelling, transport of electrons in superlattices
11. Single electron transport, Coulomb's blockade
12. Ballistic transport
13. Quantum Hall's effect
14. Simulation of transport effects

Exercises outline:



On the recommendation of the lecturer




Semiconductor physics, electronic transport

Subject is included into these academic programs:

Program Branch Role Recommended semester
DOKP Common courses S
DOKK Common courses S

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