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PN Junction Lab Learning Materials

by Saumitra Raj Mehrotra, Dragica Vasileska, Gerhard Klimeck, Alejandra J. Magana

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by Saumitra Raj Mehrotra
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by Michael Anderson

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By completing the PN-Junction Lab in [[Resource(5065)]], you will be able to:
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By completing the PN-Junction Lab in [[Resource(5065)]], users will be able to: a) conduct drift-diffusion modeling, b) describe the physical and mathematical operation of PN-Junctions, and c) build and validate a simple PN Junction simulation tool.
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a) conduct drift-diffusion modeling,
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b) describe the physical and mathematical operation of PN-Junctions, and
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c) build and validate a simple PN Junction simulation tool.
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12 The specific objectives of the PN-Junction Lab are:
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18 == Recommended Reading ==
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If you have not had experience with pn-junction physics and modeling, here is a list of resources that will help you have the required knowledge to get the most of these materials:
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Users who are new to the physics of pn-junctions and their modeling should consult the following resources:
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1. Rober F. Pierret, Semiconductor Device Fundamentals (Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, 2000). (theory of pn-diodes)
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1. Rober F. Pierret. (1996). ''Semiconductor Device Fundamentals.'' 2nd ed. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley. (Specifically on the theory of pn-diodes)
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2. Michael Shur, Physics of Semiconductor Devices (Prentice Hall, 1990). (theory of pn-diodes)
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2. Michael Shur. (1990). ''Physics of Semiconductor Devices.'' Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall. (Specifically on theory of pn-diodes)
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3. Dragica Vasileska, Stephen M. Goodnick and G. Klimeck: Computational Electronics: Semiclassical and Quantum Device Modeling and Simulation, (CRC Press, 2010). (modeling of pn-diodes)
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3. Dragica Vasileska, Stephen M. Goodnick and G. Klimeck. (2010). ''Computational Electronics: Semiclassical and Quantum Device Modeling and Simulation.'' Boca Raton, LA: CRC Press. (Specifically on the modeling of pn-diodes)
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30 == Demo ==
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36 == Theoretical descriptions ==
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38 * [[Resource(7224)]] (tutorial)
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40 * [[Resource(9094)]] (physical, analytical model)
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Verification of the pn-junction tool is done by comparison of the simulation results for the electric field in equilibrium with the depletion charge approximation results. This verification process can be done while running the tool only, as it superimposes the depletion charge approximation results.
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Verification of the PN-Junction tool is done by comparison of the simulation results for the electric field in equilibrium with the depletion charge approximation results. This verification process can be done only while running the tool, as it superimposes the depletion charge approximation results.
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== Worked Examples ==
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== Examples ==
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60 The following [[Resource(9096)]] are described in detail:
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62 Example 1: Equilibrium PN-Junction
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64 Example 2: PN-Junction Under Bias
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66 Example 3: Non-Symmetric Junction
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68 Example 4: Series Resistance
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72 == Exercises and Homework Assignments ==
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Solutions to exercises are provided to Instructors ONLY!
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Solutions are provided only to instructors!
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== Take a Test ==
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== Evaluation ==
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This test will assess your conceptual understanding of the physical, mathematical and computational knowledge related to operation and modeling of PN Junctions operation.
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This test will assess the users conceptual understanding of the physical, mathematical and computational knowledge related to the operation and modeling of PN Junctions.
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== Solve the Challenge ==
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== Challenge ==
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In this final challenge you will integrate all what you have learned about PN Junction.
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Users are challenged to integrate what they have learned about PN Junctions.
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