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Reliability Physics of Nanoscale Transistors

By Muhammad A. Alam

Purdue University

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This course will focus on the physics of reliability of small semiconductor devices. In traditional courses on device physics, we learn how to compute current through a device when a voltage is applied. However, as transistors are turned on and off trillions of times during the years of the operation, gradually defects accumulate within the device so that at some point the transistor does not work anymore. The course will explore the physics and mathematics regarding how and when things break ' a topic of great interest to semiconductor industry. A full set of course lecture notes and exercises can be found on the Course Website. This course is part of the "Electronics from the Bottom UP" educational initiative being spearheaded by the Network for Computational Nanotechnology with support from Intel Corp.

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  • Muhammad A. Alam (2007), "Reliability Physics of Nanoscale Transistors," http://nanohub.org/resources/3587.

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