Electronic Structure of Materials : Pre-quantum mechanics picture: Drudes Model – Review of quantum mechanics and free electron theory, failures of free electron theory and introduction to the role of lattice – Review of reciprocal lattice, Brillouin zone, free electron band diagram, potential in a crystal, electron dynamics and concept of holes, conductivity in relation to band structure.
Electrical Properties of Materials : Band structure of metals and semiconductors, empirical estimates of conductivity in metals and alloys – Semiconductors – band diagrams, direct and indirect bandgap, degenerate and non-degenerate semiconductors, intrinsic and extrinsic semiconductors, determination of dopant levels and mobility measurements – Dielectric materials – dielectric constants and polarization, linear dielectric materials, capacitors and insulators, C-V characterization – Electronic structure of interfaces: metal-semiconductor, insulator-semiconductor, semiconductor heterostructures.
Optoelectronic Device Physic: Optical materials – electron-hole recombination, bandgap engineering – Light interaction with materials-transparency, translucency and opacity, refraction and refractive index, reflection, absorption and transmission – Carrier generation processes, recombination processes, R-G statistics, surface R-G processes – Carrier transport, drift, diffusion, equation of state.
Basic Electronic Devices : p-n junction their application in solar cells and light emitting diodesMOS devices and TransistorsOrganic electronics – Thin Film Transistors, Light Emitting Diodes, Solar cells
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