EECE 576 Semiconductor Theory for Device Applications

Instructor: Dr. Konrad Walus

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Office: Kaiser 4038
Lab: Kaiser 4065
Office Phone: 604-827-5987
E-mail Address: konradw at ece ubc ca
Course Hours: Tues, Thurs from 11-12:30 in MCLD 215

Course Description:

This course covers fundamental topics related to nanodevices and nanoelectronics using a mix of analytical and numerical approaches. Students will learn the fundamentals of confined systems including a review of quantum mechanics, periodic potentials, particle statistics, and the density of states. Students will learn how to describe the bandstructure of materials including graphene, carbon nanotubes, etc using an empirical tight-binding model. The course covers the application of basis functions and the linear combination of atomic orbitals (LCAO) method for describing molecular devices. The main focus of the course is the development of a numerical approach based on non-equilibrium Green's function (NEGF) for solving quantum transport through nanodevices. Students will learn how to simulate nanodevices using a coupled self-consistent field / NEGF method.

Required Textbook:

S. Datta, “Quantum Transport: Atom to Transistor”, Cambridge Press, ISBN: 0-521-63145-9

Optional Textbook:

G. W. Hansen, “Fundamentals of Nanoelectronics”, Prentice Hall, ISBN: 0-13-195708-2

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