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Electron Transport

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We introduce basic quantum mechanical concepts of electron wave packet transport, the scattering theory about electron transition from one steady state to another that eventually form a net nonzero charge flow, i.e., current. Boltzmann equation is discussed about carrier transport in terms of drift and diffusion versus ballistic transport. Major scattering processes in semiconductors are introduced and discussed.

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  • Wave Packet
  • Impurity State
  • Pauli Exclusion Principle
  • Boltzmann Transport Equation
  • Wannier Function

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Fu, Y. (2014). Electron Transport. In: Physical Models of Semiconductor Quantum Devices. Springer, Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-7174-1_2

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