ECE 3200 Spring 2015

  • Text: Streetman & Banerjee, Solid-State Electronic Devices
  • Class meets Tuesdays/Thursday 9:10am-10:30am in WEB 2250.
  • Review sessions Thursdays 5-6pm in WEB L112. 
  • Office hours Wednesdays 1:30pm-2:30pm in MEB 2256.
  • Email: teach3200@gmail.com
  • Grading: 1/3 problem sets, 1/3 mid-term and 1/3 final exam. 
  • Mid-term exam is scheduled for March 10 in class. Note date changed!
  • Final exam is scheduled for Tuesday, April 28 in class. 
  • You can post questions, points of discussion, etc. in the comments section of each lecture.
  • Syllabus (PDF).
  • Note no class on Thursday, March 12. Also no review session.

Week 1

1. Tuesday, January 13. Solid-state Fundamentals. Chapter1.

2. Thursday, January 15. Intro to quantum theory. Chapter 2. 

Problem Set 1: Do problems 1.3, 1.9, 1.10 and 1.16 from textbook. Due on Thursday, Jan 22 before class. 

Week 2

Review problems this week: Problems 1.1, 1.5, 1.6, 1.12, 1.14, 2.2, 2.3, 2.6 from textbook. Do these for practice. No need to turn them in. Review session starts this Friday, Jan 23, 5-6pm in WEB L112. Bring your questions. 

3. Tuesday, January 20. Basic quantum theory. Chapter 2. Lecture notes (PDF).

4. Thursday, January 22. Atoms & Electrons. Chapter 2.

Problem Set 2: Do problems 2.5, 2.8, 2.10 and 2.11 from textbook. Due on Thursday, Jan 29 before class. 

Week 3

5. Tuesday, Jan 27. Band theory. Chapter 3

6. Thursday, Jan 29. Electrons & Holes Concentrations. Chapter 3.

No additional review problems this week. Please bring your questions to review session.

No problem set this week.

Week 4

7. Tuesday, Feb 3. Electrons & Holes. Chapter 3. 

8. Thursday, February 5. Carrier concentrations. Chapter 3.

Problem Set 3: Do problems 3.2, 3.3, 3.5, 3.8, 3.11. Due on Thursday, Feb. 12 before class.  

Review problems: 3.1, 3.4, 3.6, 3.10. 

Week 5

9. Tuesday, February 10. Currents in semiconductors. Chapter 3.

10. Thursday, February 12. Currents in semiconductors. Chapter 3 (Contd.).

Problem Set 4: Do problems 3.13, 3.16, 3.17, 3.22. Due on Thursday, Feb. 19 before class.  

Review problems: 3.14, 3.15, 3.20. Note reviews are thursdays 5-6pm.

Week 6

11. Tuesday, February 17. Diffusion Chapter 4. Lecture notes (PDF). 

12. Thursday, February 19. Diffusion & recombination Chapter 4. Lecture notes (PDF). 

  • Background: Haynes-Shockley Experiment. (link)

Problem Set 5: Do problems 4.5, 4.15, 4.16. Due on Thursday, Feb. 26 before class.  

Review problems: 4.13, 4.14, 4.17. Note reviews are thursdays 5-6pm.

Week 7

13. Tuesday, February 24. pn junctions: Equilibrium. Chapter 5. Lecture notes (PDF).  

  • Background: pn junctions. (link)
  • Review of pn junctions. (link)
  • Background: Poisson’s equation. (link)

14. Thursday, February 26. pn junctions: Bias (steady state). Chapter 5. Lecture notes (PDF). 

  • Animation of pn junctions under bias (link). 
  • Problem Set 6: Do problems 5.7, 5.8, 5.10, 5.12. Due on Thursday, March 5 before class.  
  • Review problems: 5.9, 5.11. Note reviews are thursdays 5-6pm.

Week 8

15. Tuesday, March 3. pn junctions: reverse bias (steady state). Chapter 5. Lecture notes (PDF). 

  • Impact ionization simulation (link). 

16. Thursday, March 5.  Review session in class.  

  • Problem set 7: 5.19, 5.22, 5.28. Due on Thursday, March 12 before class. 
  • Review problems: 5.17, 5.18, 5.21, 5.23. Note no separate review session today. Please practice these problems yourselves.

Week 9

17. Tuesday, March 10. [Mid-term exam in class]

18. Thursday, March 12. No class today. No review session. 

Week 10

March 17, 19: Spring Break

Week 11

19. Tuesday, March 24. pn junction transients & capacitance. Chapter 5. Lecture notes (PDF).

  • Background on Laplace transforms. (link)
  • Introduction to capacitance (link)

20. Thursday, March 26. metal-semiconductor junctions, heterojunctions. Chapter 5. Lecture notes (PDF).

  • Review session today will go over mid-term questions.
  • Problem Set 8: 5.29, 5.32, 5.37, 5.38, 5.40. Due on Thursday, April 2. 

21. Tuesday, March 31. JFETs, MESFETs. MOSFETs. Chapter 6. Lecture notes (PDF).

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

22. Thursday, April 2.  MOSFETs: Introduction. Chapter 6. Lecture notes (PDF). 

  • MOSFET Tutorial (link)
  • Resource on MOSFETS (Wikipedia)
  • Review problems: 6.1, 6.2, 6.3.
  • Problem set 9: 6.4, 6.5, 6.6 & 6.7. Due on Thursday, April 9. 

23. Tuesday, April 7. MOSFETS. Current-voltage characteristics. Chapter 6. Lecture notes (PDF).

24. Thursday, April 9. Bipolar junction transistors. Chapter 7. Lecture notes (PDF). 

  • Review problems: 6.9, 6.15, 6.16, 6.17, 6.25. 
  • Problem set 10: 6.8, 6.10, 6.11, 6.13, 6.14, 6.18, 6.19. Due on Thursday, April 16. 

25. Tuesday, April 14. BJT intro. Chapter 7. Lecture notes (PDF).

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

26. Tuesday, April 16: BJT operation (Currents, Switching). Chapter 7. Lecture notes (PDF).  

  • Problem set 11: 7.5, 7.6, 7.7. Due on Thursday, April 23.
  • No review session. 

27. Tuesday, April 21. Integrated Devices. Chapter 9. Lecture notes (PDF).

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

28. Thursday, April 23: Review

29. Tuesday, April 28: Final in class

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