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Fall 2010-2011
ELE 547B   na, npdf

Selected Topics in Solid-State Electronics - Electronic Properties of Doped Semiconductors

Ravindra N. Bhatt

Course covers impurity states and impurity band formation in doped semiconductors. The evolution of optical, dielectric, transport, magnetic and thermodynamic properties as a function of dopant concentration, from the insulating regime at low doping, through the metal insulator transition, to the metallic phase, are studied. Topics include hopping transport, band tails, Coulomb gap, weak localization and the scaling theory of the localization transition.

Sample reading list:
B. I. Shklovskii & A. L. Efros, Electronic Properties of Doped Semiconductors
N. F. Mott and E. A. Davis, Electronic Processes in Non-Crystalline Materials
N. F. Mott, Metal-Insulator Transitions

Reading/Writing assignments:
Reading list will include a selection of journal articles

Other Exam - 50%
Term Paper(s) - 25%
Problem set(s) - 25%

Other Requirements:
Open to Graduate Students Only.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
Solid State Physics at the level of ELE441 or PHY525, or permission of instructor..

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
25564 L01 09:30:00 am - 10:50:00 am M W F   Engineering Quad B-Wing   B418   Enrolled:3 Limit:15