EEW520: Solid State Physics for Nanodevice
This course will provide an introduction to solid-state physics, with an emphasis on the nanostructures/nanodevices, atomic-scale descriptions, and computational modeling. By performing hands-on simulations and projects, students will be able to acquire not only the basic concepts of solid state physics but also the ability to carry out atomistic materials modeling and electronic structure calculations.
- - Understanding of the basic theory of solid-state physics.
- - Ability to use modern software to model and simulate solids.
- - Ability to analyze and design advanced electronic/energy/bio-devices and solids they are made of.
Undergraduate-level quantum mechanics & solid-state physics; matrix algebra; programming (e.g. MATLAB). Working knowledge of solid-state or semiconductor physics is desirable but not mandatory.
Attendance 10%, homework 30%, midterm exam 30%, final project & presentation 30%