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NENG 415 Nanoelectronic Devices

  Fall 2013


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Instructor:      Dr. Y. Alex Xue, Associate Professor of Nanoscience

Office: CESTM B230C   Phone: (518) 956-7220   Email: yxue@albany.edu

 

Meeting Time and Location:
  MWF 9:20-10:15 AM NFE Computer Classroom


Office Hour: Wednesday 3:00-4:00 PM Or by email appointment.


Course Description:
This course focuses on the physical principles needed to understand the device and materials options for both silicon based and emerging non-silicon based nanoscale electronic devices, and is complementary to NENG 406. Topics covered include introduction to quantum mechanics and quantum theory of solids, the semiconductor in equilibrium, electron transport phenomena, surface and interface physics, introduction to tunneling and scanning tunneling microscopy, introduction to single-electron and molecular electronics.


Prerequisite
:
Permission of instructor


Course Text
The required text is Semiconductor Physics and Devices, 4th edition, by Donald A. Neamen, McGraw-Hill, 2012.

 

You may also find the following books helpful:
(1) C. Kittel, Introduction to Solid State Physics, 8th edition, John Wiley & Sons, 2005.
(2) R. Liboff,
Introduction to Quantum Mechanics, 4th edition, Addison Wesley, 2003.


Grades and Homeworks
:
  Grade will be based on two written exams
(40% each) and a two-page literature report (20%) on selected topics in nanoelectronics. Homeworks are assigned/collected but not graded. The written exams are based on the homeworks.

 

Course Website http://www.albany.edu/~yx152122/NENG415-13.html.
Lecture notes and additional teaching materials such as links to online resources will be posted at the course website. 

 

Weekly Course Materials:


  Weeks                           Lecture Topic                                                      Reading Materials                               Assignments             
      

 Week 1

  08/26//28//30
  Crystal Structure of Solids
  Week-1.pdf
 Neamen Ch. 1
Neamen Problem 1.19

 Week 2

  09/04
  Principles of Quantum Mechanics
  Week-2.pdf
 Neamen Ch. 2.1-2.2
Neamen Problems 2.4, 2.13
 Week 3
  09/09//11//13
  Schrodinger's Wave Equation Week-3.pdf
  List of Integrals; Fourier Transfom Pairs
 Neamen Ch. 2.2-2.3
 
Neamen Problems 2.17, 2.19
 Week 4
  09/16//18//20
  Applications of Schrodinger's Wave Equation
  Week-4.pdf
 Neamen Ch. 2.3 Neamen Problem 2.33
 Week 5
  09/23//25//27
  Harmonic Oscillator
  Week-5.pdf
 Distributed materials
Neamen Problem 2.36 
 Week 6
  09/30//10/02//04
  Hydrogen Atom; 1D Lattice Week-6.pdf
  Spherical Polar Coordinate
 Neamen Ch. 2.4, 3.1
 
Neamen Problem 2.42
 Week 7
  10/07//09//11
  Kronig-Penney Model; Fermi-Dirac Statistics; 
  Week-7.pdf
 Neamen Ch. 3.1, 3.5 Neamen Problem 3.7
 Week 8
  10/16//18
  Density of States Week-8.pdf
  Written Exam 1 on 10/18
 Neamen Ch. 3.3-3.4 Neamen Problem 3.23, 3.38
 Week 9
  10/21//23//25
  Charge Carriers and Dopants in Semiconductors
  Week-9.pdf
 Neamen Ch. 3.2, Ch. 4.1-4.3 Neamen Problem 4.13,4.24
 Week 10
  10/28//30//11/01
  Dopants, Charge Neutrality and Position of Fermi
  Levels Week-10.pdf
 Neamen Ch. 4.3-4.6
 Neamen Problem 4.41. 4.54
 Week 11
  11/04//06//08
  Introduction to Nanostructures Week-11.pdf
 Kittel Ch. 18
 Kittel Problem 18.1, 18.2

Week 12

11/11//13//15

Introduction to Scanning Tunneling Microscopy  Week-12.pdf

Paper-1.pdf    Supplement-1.pdf

Week 13

11/18//19//22

Introduction to Carbon Nanotubes Week-13.pdf
Paper-2.pdf    Supplement-2.pdf




Week 14

11/25
Written Exam 2 on 11/25



Week 15

12/02//04//06
Introduction to Single Electron Tunneling
Week-15.pdf
Paper-3.pdf   Supplement-3.pdf



Week 16
12/09
Modeling Molecular-Scale Electronics
Week-16.pdf







Final paper due on 12/13/2013 3:30PM