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Spring 2011-2012
ELE 541 / MSE 510   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Electronic Materials

Sigurd Wagner

Thin semiconductor films on foreign substrates. Nucleation and growth, and techniques for film growth. Determination of film structure. Polycrystalline, nanocrystalline and amorphous silicon. Films of compound semiconductors. Organic films for opto-electronic applications. Electronic transport and optical properties. Electronically active defects. Application to photoconductors, thin-film transistors, and solar cells.

Sample reading list:
Donald L. Smith, Thin-film Deposition: Principles and Practice
L. B. Freund, Thin Film Materials: Stress, Defect Formation and Surface Ev
Theordore I. Kamins, Polycrystalline Silicon for Integrated Circuits and Displays
R. A. Street, Hydrogenated Amorphous Silicon
Albert Rose, Concepts in Phtoconductivity and Allied Problems
Cherie R. Kagan and Paul Andry, eds., Thin-film Transistors

Other Requirements:
Not Open to Freshmen.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
A course in solid-state or semiconductor physics, or in solid-state chemistry..

Other information:
Class times may be adjusted based on students' schedules. Grades will be given based on quizzes, one to three presentations, and a final exam.


Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
42006 L01 11:00 am - 12:20 pm M W   Engineering Quad B-Wing   B418   Enrolled:23 Limit:50