Accession Number:

ADA256325

Title:

A Theoretical Search for Supervelocity Semiconductors

Descriptive Note:

Annual technical rept. 1 Jan-31 Dec 1992

Corporate Author:

NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIV AT RALEIGH DEPT OF ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-12-31

Pagination or Media Count:

70.0

Abstract:

This document presents an annual report to the Office of Naval Research for a research program entitled A Theoretical Search For Supervelocity Semiconductors. This program has been funded by ONR since 1974 in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at N.C. State University. The research has resulted in more than 80 refereed publications and numerous conference presentations from its inception. Major contributions to the field of hot electron transport and semiconductor device modeling have been achieved, new computational methods have been developed e.g. path integral Monte Carlo techniques, and the work has helped stimulate commercial ventures in the applications of quaternary semiconductor materials to electronic and optical devices. In addition, there have been twenty eight Ph.D. and M.S. students who have received degrees at N.C. State University with research support from this. Three visiting faculty members from Japan came to the University to work with the faculty investigators supported under this ONR contract during the 1979-1983 time period. A visiting professor from the French CNRS Microstructure and Microelectronics Laboratory in Bagneux near Paris spent a sabbatical year at N.C. State during 1988-89, and he devoted full-time working on this program at no cost to ONR. During the current funding period, a visiting scholar from China is a member of our group working on projects which directly impact this ONR program. This researcher will be appointed as a Visiting Assistant Professor in August, 1992, and will spend approximately 50 of his time working on this project. His work will be devoted to advanced device simulation and physics.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE