E280C: Semiconductor Materials

This course focuses on modern physics, processing and applications of semiconductor materials. Topics covered include semiconductor growth, band structure, carrier statistics, point defects, nanostructures and quantum confinement, electrostatics, electrodynamics, classical dielectric theory, Boltzmann transport theory, phonons and thermal physics, thermoelectrics, optical effects, device physics of light emitting diodes and solar cells, and emerging exotic semiconductors.