Particles and waves, the time-independent Schrödinger equation, states and operators, particle-in-a-box, density-of-states, harmonic oscillator, hydrogen atom, tunneling, two-level systems.;Electrons in a crystal lattice, quantum well, wire and dot devices, interacting quantum wells, scanning probe microscopy, excitons in semiconductors, spin-1/2 systems and quantum bits.;Identical particles fermions and bosons, field quantization: phonons and photons.;Classical and quantum density, entropy and information, statistical ensembles, Bose-Einstein and Fermi-Dirac statistics applications to electronic devices.;Non-equilibrium statistical mechanics transition probabilities, the master equation, the Boltzmann Transport Equation for electrons in solids.;Perturbation theory, scattering rates and lifetimes in electronic devices.;honon scattering in semiconductors, absorption and emission of photons in semiconductors: lasers and solar cells.
Hagelstein, Senturia and Orlando, Introductory Applied Quantum and Statistical Mechanics, Wiley 2004.
Griffiths, Introduction to Quantum Mechanics, Prentice Hall 1995.
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