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ECE 346 - Solid State Device Theory


Description: Credit 4. Introduction to semiconductors, Energy bands, Electron and hole transport mechanisms in semiconductor devices, Recombination and generation, P-N Junctions, Intro to metal-oxide-semiconductor field effect transistors.

Prerequisite: MATH 220, grade of C or better in ECE 115, and a grade of C or better in PHYS 142

Textbooks: �Semiconductor Device Fundamentals, R.F. Pierret, Addison-Wesley 1996

�Topics:

��1. Introduction to semiconductors: basic properties and crystal structure

� 2. Elements of quantum mechanics

� 3. Energy bands theory

� 4. Energy gaps, and carrier types

� 5. Carrier statistics, distributions and concentrations

� 6. Drift, diffusion and generation-recombination statistics

� 7. Fundamentals device equations

� 8. pn junction at equilibrium: carrier concentrations and electrostatics

� 9. pn junction diode: I-V characteristics, nonidealities, small signal and transient behavior

� 10. Introduction to bipolar junction transistors (BJTs)

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