PS 224

PS 224 Electronic Properties of Materials (3 units)

This course discusses and pursues in detail topics related to the electronic properties of materials. The topics include energy band calculations, electrical conduction in metals and semiconductors, density functional calculations and applications to semiconductor devices.

Prerequisite: PS 223

Boer, Karl W., Survey of Semiconductor Physics, Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1990.
Electronic Properties of Materials 2nd Ed., Springer-Verlag, 1992.
Harrison, Walter A., Electronic Structure and the Properties of Solids: The Physics of the Chemical Bond, New York: Dover Publications Inc., 1989.