Fall 2011: EE 115, MWF 2:30PM – 3:20 PM
Instructor: M. S. Lundstrom (lundstro at purdue.edu)
Office Hours: MWF 3:30 – 4:30 EE-334C (or by appointment)
To develop a broad understanding of the basic concepts needed to understand modern electronic devices. The course is designed for those who work on electronic devices – whether they are experimentalists, device physicists, or computational experts. The course is designed to be accessible to students with only an introductory background in semiconductors, solid state physics, and quantum mechanics.
This is a course about how charge flows in semiconductors and in nanoscale devices. The course consists of three parts. Part 1 focuses on near-equilibrium transport in the presence of small gradients in the electrochemical potential or temperature, with or without the application of a small magnetic field. Part 2 is an introduction to the physics of carrier scattering and how the microscopic scattering processes are related to macroscopic relaxation times and mean-free-paths. Part 3 examines high-field transport in bulk semiconductors and transport in small electronic devices. The course aims to convey the essence of the subject and prepare students to learn on their own as they address specific research, development, and engineering problems in their careers.
Final Exams have been graded.
Part 1: Average: 39.5/50 Part 2: Average: 36.0/50
Final grades have not been determined, but you may pick up your final exams from Ms. Vicki Johnson, DLR 4th Floor.
(Membership in this group is restricted to currently-enrolled ECE 656 students.)