ABACUS - Assembly of Basic Applications for Coordinated Understanding of Semiconductors
Learn about the fundamentals of semiconductor devices with the ABACUS tool suite!
When we hear the term semiconductor device, we may think first of the transistors in PCs or video game consoles, but transistors are the basic component in all of the electronic devices we use in our daily lives. Electronic systems are built from such components as transistors, capacitors, wires, light-emitting diodes and semiconductor lasers. These components are typically integrated into a single chip made of a semiconductor material.
Almost every college or university department of Electrical Engineering offers instruction in the fundamental concepts of semiconductor devices. These concepts typically include lattices, crystal structure, bandstructure, band models, carrier distributions, drift, diffusion, pn junctions, solar cells, light-emitting diodes, bipolar junction transistors (BJT), metal-oxide semiconductor capacitors (MOS-caps), and multi-acronym-device field-effect transistors (mad-FETs).
Advanced courses go more deeply into semiconductor theory, device physics, fabrication processes, as well as advanced and special purpose devices, such as heterostructure devices, power devices, and optoelectronic devices.
This ABACUS page provides easy access to selected nanoHUB educational material on semiconductor devices that is openly accessible.
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There is a dedicated group page for Faculty Only, where further assignments and solutions are shared. Access to that group is granted on an individual basis.