19D061ESP - Electronic structure of semiconductors

Course specification
Course title Electronic structure of semiconductors
Acronym 19D061ESP
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Module Nanoelectronics and Photonics
Type of study doctoral studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
    Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
      ESPB 9.0 Status elective
      Condition none
      The goal Introducing students to the modelling of the electronic structure of semiconductors. Students should master the software packages for modelling of the electron states in semiconductors.
      The outcome Students should develop skills in modelling of the electronic structure of semiconductors and should be able to solve equations of an employed or devised model by means of the relevant numerical methods.
      Contents of lectures The Hartree-Fock approximation. The pseudopotential method. The density functional theory (DFT): LDA approximation, Kohn-Sham equation. The tight binding method (TBM). Slater-Koster method. Applications of DFT and TBM to nanostructures. The k.p theory. Lattice dynamics: phonons, electron-phonon interaction. Overview of numerical methods and electronic structure calculation software.
      Contents of exercises
      1. R. M. Martin, "Electronic structure: Basic Theory and Practical Methods", Cambridge University Press, Cambridge (2004). (Original title)
      2. J. Kohanoff, "Electronic Structure Calculations for Solids and Molecules: Theory and Computational Methods", Cambridge University Press, Cambridge (2006). (Original title)
      3. M. L. Cohen and J. R. Chelikowsky, "Electronic Structure and Optical Properties of Semiconductors", Springer-Verlag, Berlin (1989). (Original title)
      4. E. Kaxiras, "Atomic and Electronic Structure of Solids", Cambridge University Press, Cambridge (2003). (Original title)
      5. C. Kittel, "Introduction to Solid State Physics", 8th edition, John Wiley & Sons, New York (2005). (Original title)
      Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
      Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
      Methods of teaching lectures
      Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
      Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
      Activites during lectures Test paper
      Practical lessons Oral examination 30
      Projects 50
      Colloquia 20