ECE 606: Solid State Devices
Semiconductor are everywhere in human activities, from your credit card to space exploration. This graduate-level introduction brings aspects of physics, chemistry, and engineering together to understand, analyze, and design transistors and solar cells.
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This course is currently available on edX: Solid State Physics 1
It is in the process of being deployed on nanoHUB and will be available late September 2020.
This course provides the graduate-level introduction to understand, analyze, characterize and design the operation of semiconductor devices such as transistors, diodes, solar cells, light-emitting devices, and more.
The material will primarily appeal to electrical engineering students whose interests are in applications of semiconductor devices in circuits and systems. The treatment is physics-based, provides derivations of the mathematical descriptions, and enables students to quantitatively analyze device internal processes, analyze device performance, and begin the design of devices given specific performance criteria.
Technology users will gain an understanding of the semiconductor physics that is the basis for devices. Semiconductor technology developers may find it a useful starting point for diving deeper into condensed matter physics, statistical mechanics, thermodynamics, and materials science. The course presents an electrical engineering perspective on semiconductors, but those in other fields may find it a useful introduction to the approach that has guided the development of semiconductor technology for the past 50+ years.
1 Course Introduction
4 Elements of Quantum Mechanics
5 Analytical Solutions to Free and Bound Electrons
6 Electron Tunneling – Emergence of Bandstructure
7 Bandstructure – in 1D Periodic Potentials
8 Brillouin Zone and Reciprocal Lattice
9 Constant Energy Surfaces & Density of States
10 Bandstructure in Real Materials (Si, Ge, GaAs)
11 Bandstructure Measurements
12 Occupation of States
13 Band Diagrams
15 Introduction to Non-Equilibrium
16 Recombination & Generation
17 Intro to Transport - Drift, Mobility, Diffusion, Einstein Relationship
18 Semiconductor Equations
19 Introduction to PN Junctions
20 PN Diode I-V Characteristics
21 PN Diode AC Response
22 PN Diode Large Signal Response
23 Schottky Diode
24 Bipolar Junction Transistor - Fundamentals
25 Bipolar Junction Transistor - Design
26 Bipolar Junction Transistor – High Frequency Response
27 Heterojunction Bipolar Transistor
28 MOS Electrostatics & MOScap
29 MOS Capacitor Signal Response
30 MOSFET Introduction
31 MOSFET Non-Idealities
32 Modern MOSFET