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EE230, Spring 2008
Solid State Electronics

Tuesday & Thursday 11:00-12:30 pm, 299 Cory Hall

Physics 137A (Quantum Mechanics), Basic Semiconductor Physics as covered in EE130

Primary Text:
Introduction to Solid State Physics, 8th edition, by Charles Kittel (Wiley, 2005)

Supplementary Texts (available on reserve in Engineering library):
Fundamentals of Carrier Transport, by Mark Lundstrom, (Cambridge Press, 2000).

Quantum Transport: Atom to Transistor, by Supriyo Datta (Cambridge Press, 2005

The Physics of Low-Dimensional Semiconductors, by John H. Davies (Cambridge Press, 2006)


Informational Handout

Class Syllabus
Academic Dishonesty Policy

Professor Jeffrey Bokor
508 Cory Hall
Phone: (510) 642-4134
Office Hours:
508 Cory Hall
Wednesdays 2:00-3:00 pm

Course Administrative Assistant:
Rosemary Alonso
(510) 642-2386


    Welcome to EE230

    1/31/2008: Class will be held today at the regularly scheduled time.

    2/22/2008: There was a typo in problem 4b of problem set 2.  The corrected version is now posted.

    3/5/2008: See reference posted below on tight binding calculations of diamond and zinc-blende crystals.

    4/2/2008: There will be no class on April 24 and May 8.  Make-up lectures for these, plus the two classes that were cancelled when I was sick are scheduled on the following dates from 5:00PM-6:30PM in 299 Cory:

    1) Thursday, April 3
    2) Tuesday, April 8
    3) Thursday, April 10
    4) Thursday, April 17

    4/11/2008: For the next lecture on 4/15/2008, we will discuss the selected papers on hot electron effects. These are posted below.

    4/29/08: In Problem Set 5, number 1 it should read h bar.  The originally posted version did not clearly show the bar. A new version has been posted.

    5/6/08: The projects are due on Friday, 5/8/08 by 2pm to my office, 508 Cory Hall.

    5/13/08: Hint on Final Problem Set, problem 2:  Write the energy flux Fw in terms of Te and J.  Then when you calculate the divergence of Fw, keep in mind that J must be constant along the slab in steady state.

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Lecture Notes:

Chapter 1 - Crystal Structure

Chapter 2 - Defects

Chapter 3 - Phonons

Chapter 4 - Free Electron Gas

Chapter 5 - Band Theory

Chapter 6 - Momentum and Effective Mass

Chapter 7 - Heterostructures and Sub-Bands

                   (supplementary figures)

Chapter 8 - Occupation statistics

Chapter 9 - Transport theory

Chapter 10 - Scattering theory

Chapter 11 - Electron-phonon scattering

Chapter 12 - Low-field and High-field transport

Chapter 13 - Quantum Transport

Chapter 14 - Optical Transitions

Chapter 15 - Recombination

Chapter 16 - Surfaces


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Problem set 1  - solutions

Problem set 2 - solutions

Problem set 3 - solutions

Problem set 4 - solutions

Problem set 5 - solutions

Final Problem set - solutions

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  • D. J. Chadi and M. L. Cohen, "Tight-Binding Calculations of Valence Bands of Diamond and Zincblende Crystals," Physica Status Solidi B-Basic Research, vol. 68, pp. 405-419, 1975.
  • C. Waschke, et al., “Coherent submillimeter-wave emission from Bloch oscillations in a semiconductor superlattice,”  Phys. Rev. Lett. 70, 3319 - 3322 (1993).
  • Selected Papers on Hot Electron Effects

    Strained Silicon

    Quantum Transport

    Silicon Surfaces


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     Last updated 01/16/08