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Fall 2017-2018
ELE 341   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Solid-State Devices

Antoine Kahn

The physics and technology of solid state devices. Review of electronic structure of semiconductors, energy bands and doping, followed by discussion of carrier transport by drift and diffusion and recombination/generation. 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, highlighting contemporary concepts such as thin film electronics and 2D semiconductors.

Sample reading list:
B.G. Streetman, Solid State Electronic Devices, Prentice Hall 1995
D. Neamen, Semiconductor Physics and Devices

Reading/Writing assignments:
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%

Other Requirements:
Not Open to Freshmen.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
ELE 208 or equivalent..

Other information:
Preparation and presentation of a 25 minute seminar is an important part of the course.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
21783 L01 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm T Th   Sherrerd Hall   101   Enrolled:12 Limit:34