Title: Semiconductor Devices
Coordinator: M. P. Anantram, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Goals: To extend the elementary knowledge of semiconductor physics that students have already acquired in prior courses. To provide students with a more advanced understanding of elementary band theory and the operation of important electronic devices such as pn junction diodes, metal-semiconductor contacts, MOSFETs and BJTs.
Learning Objectives: At the end of this course, students will be able to:
Textbook: Ben G. Streetman and Sanjay K. Banerjee, Solid State Electronic Devices, 6th Ed., John Wiley & Sons, 2003.
Laboratory Handbook: There is no lab.
Prerequisites by Topic:
Course Structure: The class meets for four 50-minute lectures per week. There are regular homeworks, one midterm exam and a project/exam at the end of the course.
Computer Resources: Matlab or Python; EE linux lab.
Laboratory Resources: There is no lab in the course.
Grading: Homework, Exam and Project are all equally weighted.
ABET Student Outcome Coverage: This course addresses the following outcomes:
H = high relevance, M = medium relevance, L = low relevance to course.
(1) An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics. (H) The vast majority of the lectures and homework assignments deal with: (A) translating the fundamental concepts to quantitatively describe devices with desired current-voltage characteristics; (B) solving engineering problems by showing the students (i) how to formulate the necessary governing equations and (ii) how to solve these equations with appropriate approximations guided by physical understandings of each device's operation.
Prepared By: M. P. Anantram
Last Revised: April 15, 2019