PHT.301 Physics of Semiconductor Devices
The first lecture starts with a brief overview of semiconductors, transistors, and the electronics industry. Then we will discuss some properties of electrons. Usually we think of electrons as little particles but in a metal or a semiconductor, it is more appropriate to think of an electron as a wave. The quantum properties of electrons in solids will be described. This is important for understanding the difference between metals and insulators.
Reading: Singh sections 1.1 - 1.5 or Thuselt 1.1 and 1.3.