ECE 5390

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2017-2018.

Charge, heat, and spin transport in semiconductors, 2D crystals, and correlated oxides. Electronic gain and speed and its link to transport. Rigorous quantum transport in semiconductors, ballistic transport, quantized conductance, non-equilibrium Green's functions. Boltzmann transport equation, scattering, Fermi's golden rule, and electron-phonon interactions. Transport coefficients, thermoelectric properties.  Mobility, high-field saturation and impact ionization. Gunn and IMPATT devices. ultrafast (THz) semiconductor electronics. Tunneling transport, backward diodes, negative differential resistance. Magnetotransport/Quantum Hall effect, Berry phase, Chern numbers. Edge-state/surface transport phenomena in emerging chiral semiconductors such as TMDs, topological insulators, and correlated transport in BCS superconductivity in semiconductors such as diamond and MoS2.

When Offered Fall.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: ECE 4070 or equivalent course in solid state physics.

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Combined with: MSE 5472

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16950ECE 5390  LEC 001