ECE 3200 Spring 2014

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  • Text: Streetman & Banerjee, Solid-State Electronic Devices
  • Class meets Tuesdays/Thursday 9:10am-10:30am in WEB 2250.
  • Review sessions meet Mondays/Fridays 5-6pm WEB L112
  • Office hours Wednesdays 1:30pm-2:30pm in MEB 2256.
  • Email: teach3200@gmail.com
  • Final exam is scheduled for Tuesday, April 22 in class. 

1. Tuesday, January 7. Solid-state Fundamentals. Chapter1. Lecture notes (PDF)

  • Background on lattice structures. (link 1) (link 2)
  • Czochralski process (link 1) (link 2)
  • Sand to Silicon: Overview of the silicon-heavy semiconductor manufacturing process (link).
  • Epitaxial Growth. (link)

2. Thursday, January 9. Intro to quantum theory. Chapter 2. Lecture notes (PDF) 

  • Introduction to Quantum Mechanics. (link)
  • Light and Electromagnetic Spectrum. (link)
  • The Uncertainty Principle Example. (link)
  • Introductory Complex Analysis. (link)
  • Introductory Integral Calculus. (link)
  • Introductory Differential Calculus. (link)
  • Introductory Differential Equations. (link)

Tuesday, January 14.  

  • Problem Set 1. Due January 28 before midnight. Submit via email or in homework locker. 
  • Review 1 Problems are 1.1, 1.5, 1.6, 1.12, 1.14

Thursday, January 16. 

  • Review 1 Problems are 1.1, 1.5, 1.6, 1.12, 1.14, 2.2, 2.3, 2.6.

3. Tuesday, January 21. Bohr’s atomic theory, Band theory. Chapters 2 & 3. Lecture notes (PDF).

  • Background information on atoms, orbitals, electrons, periodic table. (link 1) (link 2) (link 3)
  • Formation of energy bands. (link)

4. Thursday, January 23. Band theory. Chapter 3 

  • Review 2 – no specific problems.

5. Tuesday, January 28. Electrons & Holes Concentrations. Chapter 3. Lecture Notes (PDF). 

6. Thursday, January 30. Electrons & Holes. Chapter 3. Lecture notes (PDF). 

  • Background on lattice scattering.(link)

7. Tuesday, February 4, 2013:  Review 3

  • Review 3 Problems are 3.1, 3.4, 3.6.

8. Thursday, February 6. Currents in semiconductors. Chapter 3. Lecture notes (PDF).  

  • Problem Set 2. Due February 20 before midnight. Submit via email or in homework locker. 
  • Review 4 problems are: 3.10, 3.14, 3.15.

9. Tuesday, February 11. Currents in semiconductors. Chapter 3. Lecture notes (PDF). 

  • Background on Hall Effect. (link)

10. Thursday, February 13. Currents in semiconductors. Chapter 4.

  • Review 5 problems are: 4.4, 4.13, 4.14, 4.17.

11. Tuesday, February 18. pn junctions: Electrostatics. Chapters 4,5.  Lecture notes (PDF).

  • Background: Haynes-Shockley Experiment. (link)
  • Background: pn junctions. (link)
  • Review of pn junctions. (link)
  • Background: Poisson’s equation. (link)
  • Review problems: 4.13, 4.14, 4.17

12. Thursday, February 20. pn junctions: Currents. Chapter 5. Lecture notes (PDF). 

  • Problem Set 3 Due Tuesday, March 6. (PDF)
  • Review 5 problems: 4.13, 4.14, 4.17, 5.9, 5.8, 5.11.

13. Tuesday, February 25. pn junctions: Current. Chapter 5 

14. Thursday, February 27. pn junctions: Current. Chapter 5. Lecture notes (PDF). 

  • Background on Laplace transforms. (link)

15. Tuesday, March 4. Review session in class. 

16. Thursday, March 6.  [Mid-term 1]

March 11, 13: Spring Break

17. Tuesday, March 18. pn junction transients & capacitance. Chapter 5. Lecture notes (PDF). 

  • Introduction to capacitance (link)
  • Review Problems are 5.13, 5.16, 5.17, 5.21, 5.23, 5.26, 5.34.
  • Problem Set 4 due April 1. (PDF)

18. Thursday, March 20. metal-semiconductor junctions, heterojunctions. Chapter 5.

19. Tuesday, March 25. JFETs, MESFETs. Chapter 6. Lecture notes (PDF). Video of lecture here. Till MESFETs. Review problems are: 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.6.

  • Brief MosFET. (link)
  • Longer introduction FET. (link)
  • JFET Introduction. (link)

20. Thursday, March 27. MOSFETs. Chapter 6. Video of lecture here. Till MOS capacitance.

  • MOSFET Tutorial (link)

21. Tuesday, April 1. MOS Current-voltage characteristics. Chapter 6. Lecture notes (PDF). Review problems are 6.9, 6.15, 6.16, 6.17, 6.25. 

22. Thursday, April 3.  MOSFETs. Chapter 6. Lecture notes (PDF). 

  • Resource on MOSFETS (Wikipedia)
  • Problem set 5 (PDF). Due April 17. 

23. Tuesday, April 8. MOSFETS. Other effects. Chapter 6. Lecture notes (PDF). 

24. Thursday, April 10. Bipolar junction transistors. Chapter 7. Lecture notes (PDF). 

  • Background on BJTs (link)
  • PNP BJT Basics. (link)

25. Tuesday, April 15. BJT operation (Currents, Switching). Chapter 7. Lecture notes (PDF). 

26. Thursday, April 17. Integrated Devices. Chapter 9. Lecture notes (PDF). Review slides (PDF).

  • Perspective on Moore’s law (link)
  • IM Flash technologies video.

Tuesday, April 22: Final Exam in class

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