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A Primer on Semiconductor Fundamentals

10 Jan 2016 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom

This primer quickly summarize some important semiconductor fundamentals. For those acquainted with semiconductors, this may be useful as a brief refresher. For those just getting started with semiconductors, my hope is that this primer provides just enough understanding to allow you to begin...

ECE 656 Exam 2 (Fall 2009)

07 Dec 2009 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom

ECE 656 Exam 1 (Fall 2009)

08 Oct 2009 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom

Notes on the Solution of the Poisson-Boltzmann Equation for MOS Capacitors and MOSFETs, 2nd Edition

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24 Oct 2012 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom, Xingshu Sun

These notes are intended to complement the discussion on pp. 63 – 68 in Fundamentals of Modern VLSI Devices by Yuan Taur and Tak H. Ning [1]. (Another good reference is Semiconductor Device Fundamentals by R.F. Pierret [2].) The objective is to understand how to treat MOS electrostatics without...

Semiconductor Device Theory Exercises

30 Jul 2008 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Dragica Vasileska, Gerhard Klimeck, Mark Lundstrom

This collection of problems should help the students to better understand Semiconductor Device Physics on a fundamental and more complex level. Crystal lattices and Miller indiciesFrom 1 well to 2 wells to 5 wells to periodic potentialsPeriodic potentials and bandstructureBandstructure...

Homework Exercise on Drift & Diffusion in Bulk Semiconductors - considerations of lifetime

30 Mar 2008 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom, Saumitra Raj Mehrotra

The tutorial questions based on Drift Diffusion Lab v1.0 available online at Drift Diffusion Lab. Students are asked to explore the concepts of Drift, Diffusion, Quasi Fermi Levels, and response to light. Analytical derivations are requested and considerations of lifetime are considered.NCN@Purdue

Homework for PN Junctions: Depletion Approximation (ECE 305)

06 Jan 2006 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom, David Janes

This homework assignment is part of ECE 305 "Semiconductor Device Fundamentals" (Purdue University). It contains 7 problems which lead students through a comparison of the depletion approximation and the exact analysis of a PN junction diode.

Exercises for FETToy

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11 Oct 2005 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom

This series of exercises uses the FETToy program to illustrate some of the key physical concepts for nanotransistors.