Curriculum Designation: Tier II Elective course for electrical engineering majors.
Course (Catalog) Description: Solid-state physics as applied to electronic devices, semiconductor materials, conduction processes in solids, device fabrication, diffusion processes, and semiconductor devices.
Prerequisites: EEE 3300 and EEE 3300L
- Describe crystal properties and growth of semiconductors.
- Apply basic quantum mechanics to atomic and semiconductor models.
- Derive equations of charge transport in semiconductors under normal operating conditions.
- Determine charge, electric field, potential distributions, and energy band diagrams in pn-junction diodes under normal operating conditions.
- Apply the charge diffusion equation to pn-junction diodes and bipolar junction transistors, and derive I-V characteristics for diodes and transistors, and small-signal admittance and transient response for diodes.
- Derive I-V characteristics of field-effect-transistors.
- Discuss the fundamental applications of photodiodes, solar cells, and light-emitting diodes.
- List fabrication steps used in production of pn-junction diodes and various types of transistors.
- Describe the impact of electronics on the technology and contemporary issues in solid-state electronics.
- Recognize the need for lifelong learning and identify methods to engage in lifelong learning.
- General introduction to semiconductors.
- Carrier modeling.
- Basics of device fabrication.
- PN junction diodes (electrostatics, currents, small-signal analysis).
- Bipolar-junction-transistors and other junction devices (static characteristics, Ebers-Mall equations, dynamic response modeling).
- Metal-semiconductor contacts and Schottky diodes.
- Junction field-effect transistors, metal field-effect-transistors, metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect-transistors.
- Modern issues in solid-state electronics.
Class Schedule: Three 50 minute or two 75 minute lectures per week (3 credit hours).
Contribution to Professional Component: Engineering topic: 3 credit hours
Science/Design (%): 100% / 0%
Relationship to ABET Student Outcomes: A, H, I, J, M and O (EE)
Prepared by: Bruce A. Harvey
Revised: September 23, 2016