Title: THEORY OF ELECTRON DEVICES
Catalog Description: Photo conductivity, photo-emission, light amplification, metal semiconductor diodes, field effect devices, special effects in semiconductors, properties of dielectric materials and magnetic materials..
Prerequisite: EE 333
Coordinator: Arda Deniz Yalçınkaya, Assitant Professor of Electrical Engineering
Goals: The objective of this course is to discuss fundamental concepts of the solid-state electronic devices. The course starts with the discussion of energy-band diagrams of the solid-state materials. Then different semiconductor devices are analyzed on the energy-band diagram basis leading to current-voltage characteristics. Second order effects and deviations from ideal cases are discussed in detail.
At the end of this course, students will be able to:
- Analyze a given semiconductor device by using energy-band diagram techniques
- Design semiconductor devices for a given (RF, photonic etc.) application
- Sze, Physics of Semiconductor Devices, 2nd ed., Wiley, 1981.
- Shur, Physics of Semiconductor Devices, 2nd ed., Prentice Hall, 1990.
Prerequisites by Topic:
• Electonics and Solid-State Physics
- Physics and Properties of Semiconductors (2 weeks)
- Physics of semiconductor devices in non-equilibrium (2 weeks)
- Movement of free carriers in semiconductors (1 week)
- PN junction, hetero-junction diode and second order e_ects (2 weeks)
- Metal-semiconductor junctions (1 week)
- Metal-oxide-semiconductor (MOS) capacitor (1 week)
- Metal-oxide-semiconductor (MOS) transistor and second order e_ects (1 week)
- Bipolar transistor and second order e_ects (1 week)
- Hetero-junction transistors (1 week)
- Photonic semiconductor devices (2 weeks)
Course Structure: The class meets for three 50-minute sessions per week. 5-6 sets of homework problems are assigned per semester. There is an oral final exam.
Computer Resources: None.
Laboratory Resources: None.
- Homework sets (60%)
- Final exam (40%).
• Apply math, science and engineering knowledge. This course covers the principles solid-state electonic devices. Basic concepts of solid-state electonics, Thermal equilibrium, energy-band diagrams, quasi-Fermi statistics and semiconductor current transport mechanisms are heavily emphesasized in lectures, homework sets and exams.
• Design an electronic device to meet desired specifications. In this course students are equipped with knowledge to analyze and design semiconductor electonic components for a given application.