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EE635

Title:  THEORY OF ELECTRON DEVICES
Credits: 3
 
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.  


Learning Objectives:


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


Reference Texts:

 

  •  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


Topics:

 

  • 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.


Grading:

 

  • Homework sets (60%)
  • Final exam (40%).


Outcome Coverage:


•    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.

 

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