Course descriptions

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EE324, Semiconductor Theory and Devices

No: EE 324
Title: Semiconductor Theory and Devices
Credits: 3
Structure/Schedule: Three 50 minute lectures per week
Designation: Elective

Prerequisites:
PHYS 122 (General Physics II) or PHYS 222 (General Physics II)

Co-requisites: None

Catalog Description:Fundamentals of semiconductor materials and devices. Topics include introduction to quantum mechanics and electrical conduction in conductors, insulators, and semiconductors. The theory is applied to pn junctions, bipolar and field-effect transistors and opto-electronic devices.

Topics Covered:
• Introduction to modern physics and quantum theories
• Introduction to crystal structures
• Electronic properties of semiconductor
• Carriers and currents in semiconductor
• p-n junction and diodes
• Bipolar junction transistors (BJT)
• Field-effect transistors (FET)
• OptoElectronic Devices

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Past course web sites:
Fall 2007
Fall 2003