ECE 3200 Spring 2013

Tentative Schedule

  • 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 in WEB L112
  • Office hours Wednesdays 1:30pm-2:30pm in MEB 2256. 
  • Email: teach3200@gmail.com
  • Final exam is scheduled for Friday, April 26 from 9am-10am in WEB 2250.

Please complete the online feedback for this course. Thanks! No class on Tuesday, April 23. Good luck on your finals! Focus on chapter 6 and whatever we covered in Chapter 7 for the finals. 

Review problems for chapter 7 are 7.3,7.5, 7.6 and 7.7.

Link to article on FINFETs is here

1. Tuesday, January 8, 2013: Solid-state Fundamentals. Chapter1

Lecture for Week 1 Tuesday. 

Lecture Slides (PDF)

Background on lattice structures.  

Czochralski process  

Sand to Silicon: Overview of the silicon-heavy semiconductor manufacturing process [From Intel]. 

Epitaxial Growth. 

2. Thursday, January 10, 2013: Solid-state Fundamentals. Chapter 2 

Lecture Slides (PDF)

Introduction to Quantum Mechanics. 

Light and Electromagnetic Spectrum. 

The Uncertainty Principle Example. 

Introductory Complex Analysis. http://www.khanacademy.org/math/trigonometry/imaginary_complex_precalc

Introductory Integral Calculus. http://www.khanacademy.org/math/calculus/integral-calculus

Introductory Differential Calculus. http://www.khanacademy.org/math/calculus/differential-calculus

Introductory Differential Equations. http://www.khanacademy.org/math/differential-equations

3. Tuesday, January 15, 2013: Band theory. Chapter 3 

Lecture Slides (PDF)

Problem Set 1. Due January 28, 2013 before midnight. Submit via email or in homework locker #13. 

Background information on atoms, orbitals, electrons, periodic table. See http://www.khanacademy.org/science/chemistry/introduction-to-the-atom   and   http://www.khanacademy.org/science/chemistry/orbitals-and-electrons   and  http://www.khanacademy.org/science/chemistry/periodic-table-trends-bonding

Formation of energy bands. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_band_structure

4. Thursday, January 17, 2013: Band theory. Chapter 3 

Lecture Notes (PDF)

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

5. Tuesday, January 22, 2013: Electrons & Holes Concentrations. Chapter 3 

Lecture notes (PDF)

6. Thursday, January 24, 2013: Electrons & Holes. Chapter 3 

Lecture Notes (PDF)

Review 2 Problems are 3.1, 3.4, 3.6, 3.10, 3.14, 3.15.

Background on lattice scattering. 

7. Tuesday, January 29, 2013: Currents in semiconductors. Chapter 3,4 

Problem Set 2. Due February 12, 2013 before midnight. Submit via email or in homework locker #13. 

Lecture Notes (PDF)

Background on Hall Effect. 

8. Thursday, January 31, 2013: Currents in semiconductors. Chapter 3,4 

9. Tuesday, February 5, 2013: pn junctions: Electrostatics. Chapter 4,5 [No Class]
10. Thursday, February 7, 2013: pn junctions: Electrostatics. Chapter 4,5 [No Class]

11. Tuesday, February 12, 2013: pn junctions: Electrostatics. Chapters 4,5 

Lecture Notes (PDF)

Background: Haynes-Shockley Experiment. 

Background: pn junctions. 

Review of pn junctions.

Background: Poisson’s equation. 

Review problems: 4.13, 4.14, 4.17

12. Thursday, February 14, 2013: pn junctions: Electrostatics. Chapter 5

13. Tuesday, February 19, 2013: pn junctions: Current. Chapter 5 

Lecture Notes (PDF)

Problem Set 3 (PDF) Due Tuesday, March 5. 

Review problems: 4.13, 4.14, 4.17, 5.7, 5.8, 5.10, 5.12. 

14. Thursday, February 21, 2013: pn junctions: Current. Chapter 5 

Lecture Notes (PDF)

Background on Laplace transforms: http://www.khanacademy.org/math/differential-equations/laplace-transform

15. Tuesday, February 26, 2013:  [No Class]

16. Thursday, February 28, 2013:  [Guest Lecture]

17. Tuesday, March 5, 2013: pn junction: Breakdown & transient. Chapter 5  

18. Thursday, March 7, 2013:  [Mid-term 1]

Problem Set 4 (PDF) Due March 21. 

Tuesday, March 12, 2013: Spring Break
Thursday, March 14, 2013: Spring Break

19. Tuesday, March 19, 2013: pn junction capacitance. Chapter 5

Introduction to Capacitance. 

Lecture Notes. (PDF) 

20. Thursday, March 21, 2013: metal-semiconductor junctions, heterojunctions. Chapter 5.

Problem Set 5 (PDF)

21. Tuesday, March 26, 2013: JFETs, MESFETs. Chapter 6  

Lecture Notes (PDF)

Brief MosFET. 

Longer introduction FET. 

JFET Introduction. 

22. Thursday, March 28, 2013: MOSFETs. Chapter 6  

Lecture Notes (PDF)

Review Problems are: 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.6.

MOSFET Tutorial 

23. Tuesday, April 2, 2013: MOS Capacitance & current-voltage. Chapter 6. Lecture Notes. (PDF) 

24. Thursday, April 4, 2013: MOS Current-voltage characteristics. Chapter 6. Lecture Notes. (PDF) 

Problem Set 6 (PDF). Due on April 19.

25. Tuesday, April 9, 2013: MOS transistors & circuits. Chapter 6 (Take-home quiz)  Lecture Notes (PDF) 

Resource on MOSFETS (Wikipedia)

26. Thursday, April 11, 2013: Bipolar junction transistors. Chapter 7 (Take-home quiz due) Lecture Notes. (PDF) 

Background on BJTs 

PNP BJT Basics. 

27. Tuesday, April 16, 2013: Bipolar transistor operation (Currents, Switching). Chapter 7  Lecture Notes. (PDF) 

28. Thursday, April 18, 2013: Integrated Devices. Chapter 9. Lecture Notes. (PDF) 

Friday, April 26: 9am-10am Final Exam

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