ECE 572 - Nanoscale Semiconductor Structures: Electronic and Optical Properties

Description: Electronic and optical properties of nanoscale semiconductors and devices, carrier interactions in dimensionally-confined nanostructures, deformation potential, piezoelectric potential, polar-optical-phonon interaction potential.

Prerequisite:  ECE 346 and PHYS 244


First Proirity --- Phonons in Nanostructures, Michael A. Stroscio and Mitra Dutta (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2001) ISBN 0 521 79279 7

Second Priority --- Quantum Heterostructures, Vladimir V. Mitin, Viatcheslav A. Kochelap, and Michael A. Stroscio (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1999) ISBN 0 521 63177 7 (hardback), ISBN 0 521 63635 3 (paperback)

Third Priority --- Advanced Semiconductor Fundamentals, Robert F. Pierret, in Modular Series on Solid State Devices, Vol. VI, editors, Robert F. Pierret and Gerold W. Neudeck, (Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Reading)

Articles are taken from the following journals:

  • IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology
  • Nature
  • Science
  • Nano Letters
  • Nanotechnology
  • Superlattices and Microstructures
  • Journal of Computational Electronics
  • Nanostructural Materials
  • Journal of Physical Chemistry B
  • Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
  • Advanced Materials



1. Fundamental Properties of Semiconductors

2. Electrical, Mechanical, and Optical Properties of Bulk Structures,
Micro-Scale Structures, and Nano-Scale Structures

3. Piezoelectric, Deformation, and Polar-Optical Interactions in Polar
and Non-Polar Materials

4. Nanomechanical Properties of Semiconductors

5. Carrier Scattering in Semiconductor Components of Micro-
and Nano-Scale Electronic and Optoelectronic Devices (7 hrs)