ECE 540 - Physics of Semiconductor Devices

Description: Credit 4. Electrons in periodic lattice; equilibrium carrier distribution; energy band diagrams in junctions, in homogeneous semiconductors; recombination and generation; non-equilibrum processes, radiation and electric fields; diodes.

Prerequisite: ECE 346

Topics:

  • Crystal Structure
  • Dynamics of Crystal lattices, vibrations
  • Theory of energy bands and energy levels
  • Uniform electronic semiconductors in equilibrium
  • Non-equilibrium carrier distributions
  • PN Junctions
 
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