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Anna University Exams April / May 2019 – Regulation 2017

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PH8253 PHYSICS FOR ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING
Unit I –V
Unit I
1. Derive an expression for both electrical conductivity and thermal conductivity
of electrons in metal. Hence deduce Wiedemann – Franz law
2. Derive an expression for the density of states and based on that calculate the
carrier concentration in metal.
3. A) State the assumption of the classical free electron model. Give its merits and
drawbacks. B) Write an expression for the Fermi energy distribution function
F(E) and discuss its behavior with change in temperature. Plot F(E) versus E for
T = 0K, 𝑇 > 0 K.
4. Derive an expression for conduction electron density in metals
Unit II
1. Derive an expression for carrier concentration of an electron in intrinsic
semiconductor.
2. What is Hall Effect? Derive an expression of Hall Coefficient RH for n-type
semiconductor. Give the experimental determination of Hall Effect. Write its
applications and importance.
3. Explain in detail how the band gap energy of an intrinsic semiconductor is
determined.
4. Derive an expression for the density of electrons in conduction band in the case
of ‘n’- type semiconductors.
5. Explain in detail the variation of Fermi level with temperature and impurity
concentration in n – type semiconductors.
Unit III
1. Give the classification of magnetic materials on the basis of magnetic
susceptibility. Briefly discuss the domain theory of ferromagnetism
2. What are hard and soft magnetic materials? Compare their properties and
mention their applications.
3. What is meant by local field in a dielectric and how it is calculated for a cubic
structure? Deduce the Clausius – Mosotti equation and explain its use.
4. What are hard and soft magnetic materials? Compare their properties and
mention their applications.
5. Discuss the effect of frequency and temperature on polarization
6. Explain Ferroelectric materials and their properties. Mention any five applications
of them
Unit IV
1. What is OLED? Explain the basic concept, types, and working of OLED.
2. Explain quantum dot lasers, their advantages and applications.
3. Explain the construction and working of solar cells. Mention its drawbacks.
4. Explain with necessary diagram, the principle, construction and working of a LED.
Unit V
1. Write a note on Zener Bloch oscillations, Resonant tunneling and Quantum
interference effect.
2. Describe the carbon nanotubes with properties and applications.
3. Explain the density of states in quantum well, quantum wire and quantum dot
structure
4. Explain with construction and working of the single electron transistor.

PART A QUESTIONS
1. Define mean free path and mean collision time.
2. Define electrical conductivity
3. Define Drift velocity and give its formula.
4. Give the postulates/assumptions of classical free electron theory.
5. Define Wiedemann – Franz law
6. Define Mobility of Electrons. Write its unit.
7. What are the drawbacks (or) demerits of classical free electron theory?
8. Draw qualitatively Fermi-Dirac distribution function at T = 0K and at a temperature
T > 0K.
9. State the properties of a semiconductor.
10. What are the differences between intrinsic and extrinsic semiconductor?
11. Compare elemental and compound semiconductor.
12. What is meant by the terms Hall effect, Hall voltage and Hall coefficient?
13. What are the applications of Hall Effect?
14. What is a Schottky diode?
15. What is Bohr Magneton?
16. What are the properties of paramagnetic materials?
17. What are the four types of energies involves in the growth of magnetic domains?
18. What are the applications of ferrites?
19. Define anti-ferromagnetism. Mention two materials that exhibit anti
ferromagnetism.
20. Compare Lorentz force and Coulomb force in dielectrics
21. List out the types of photo-votaic devices
22. What are the applications used of LEDs?
23. List out the types of photo-votaic devices?
24. Define anti-ferromagnetism. Mention two materials that exhibit
antiferromagnetism.
25. What is meant by hysteresis loop and what do you infer from it?
26. What is meant by Tunnelling?
27. What are Zener – Bloch oscillations?
28. Define Coulomb blockade.
29. Define Mesoscopic.
30. What are the applications of spintronics?

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