Solid State Devices 1 (edX)

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Solid State Devices 1 (edX)
Semiconductor are everywhere in human activities, from your credit card to space exploration. This graduate-level introduction brings aspects of physics, chemistry, and engineering together to understand, analyze, and design transistors and solar cells. This course provides the graduate-level introduction to understand, analyze, characterize and design the operation of semiconductor devices such as transistors, diodes, solar cells, light-emitting devices, and more.

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The material will primarily appeal to electrical engineering students whose interests are in applications of semiconductor devices in circuits and systems. The treatment is physics-based, provides derivations of the mathematical descriptions, and enables students to quantitatively analyze device internal processes, analyze device performance, and begin the design of devices given specific performance criteria.




Technology users will gain an understanding of the semiconductor physics that is the basis for devices. Semiconductor technology developers may find it a useful starting point for diving deeper into condensed matter physics, statistical mechanics, thermodynamics, and materials science. The course presents an electrical engineering perspective on semiconductors, but those in other fields may find it a useful introduction to the approach that has guided the development of semiconductor technology for the past 50+ years.

Students taking this course will be required to complete:

- three (3) proctored exams using the edX online Proctortrack software.

- thirteen (13) weekly homework assignments.

- thirty (30) online quizzes are spread throughout the 15-week semester.

- Completed exams and homework will be scanned and submitted using Gradescope for grading.


What you'll learn

With the completion of this course, students will be able to:

- Explain the working principles of these devices.

- Explain the physical processes in these devices.

- Relate the device performance to materials and design criteria.

- Speak the "language" of device engineers.

- Be ready to engage in device research


Syllabus


Week1

1 Course Introduction

2 Materials

3 Crystals


Week 2:

4 Elements of Quantum Mechanics

5 Analytical Solutions to Free and Bound Electrons​


Week 3

6 Electron Tunneling – Emergence of Bandstructure ​

7 Bandstructure – in 1D Periodic Potentials


Week 4

8 Brillouin Zone and Reciprocal Lattice​

9 Constant Energy Surfaces & Density of States​

10 Bandstructure in Real Materials (Si, Ge, GaAs)​


Week 5

11 Bandstructure Measurements​

12 Occupation of States​

13 Band Diagrams


Week 6

14 Doping

15 Introduction to Non-Equilibrium


Week 7

16 Recombination & Generation


Week 8

17 Intro to Transport - Drift, Mobility, Diffusion, Einstein Relationship

18 Semiconductor Equations


Week 9

19 Introduction to PN Junctions

20 PN Diode I-V Characteristics


Week 10

21 PN Diode AC Response

22 PN Diode Large Signal Response

23 Schottky Diode


Week 11

24 Bipolar Junction Transistor - Fundamentals

25 Bipolar Junction Transistor - Design

26 Bipolar Junction Transistor – High Frequency Response


Week 12

27 Heterojunction Bipolar Transistor

28 MOS Electrostatics & MOScap


Week 13

29 MOS Capacitor Signal Response

30 MOSFET Introduction


Week 14

31 MOSFET Non-Idealities


Week 15

32 Modern MOSFET


Prerequisites

Graduate standing in engineering and physics. At different points we will use vector algebra, differential equations, and some mathematical scripting languages will be helpful in some assignments (e.g. Python, Jupyter, MATLAB, octave). You may want to review these topics.



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