The physics and technology of solid state devices. Review of electronic structure of semiconductors, energy bands, doping. Detailed analysis of p-n junctions, bipolar transistors and field effect transistors. Survey of a wide range of devices, including photodetectors, solar cells, light-emitting diodes and semiconductor lasers, tunnelling devices and single-electron transistors, power transistors, photoconductors, electro-optic devices, piezoelectric and micro-electromechancial devices, sensors for chemicals, and devices for magnetic and optical recording.
Sample reading list:
B.G. Streetman, Solid State Electronic Devices, Prentice Hall 1995
D. Neamen, Semiconductor Physics and Devices
One problem set (about 4 problems) per week. 10-15 pages of reading per week.
Mid Term Exam - 20%
Final Exam - 30%
Oral Presentation(s) - 30%
Problem set(s) - 20%
Not Open to Freshmen.
Prerequisites and Restrictions:
ELE 203 and 208.
Preparation and presentation of a 25 minute seminar is an important part of the course.
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