E E 539
Lectures or discussions of topics of current interest in the field of solid-state electronics for advanced graduate students having adequate preparation in solid-state theory. Subject matter may vary according to the interests of students and faculty. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
Graduate section of EE 482 Semiconductor Devices
Books: Text: B. Streetman and S. Banerjee, Solid State Electronics (6th ed) Other books: R. Pierret, Semiconductor Device Fundamentals
Homeworks: * Homeworks will be posted on Saturday and are due eight days later on Monday in class. * Students should solve all HW problems and submit their solution. We will grade only selected problems.
Projects: Project topics will be announced in the second week of classes. Each student should write an individual project report. Project due date is December 2 (please submit a two hard copies and upload into canvas)
Exams The midterm exam date is to be announced.
Course Content: Fundamentals of semiconductor theory: carrier diffusion and drift Concept of direct and indirect energy materials Effective mass of mobile carriers Homo- and hetero- junctions Operating principles of: • Diode • Bipolar junction • MOS field-effect transistors
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Preparation in circuits at the level of EE 331 and in electromagnetics at the level of EE 361.
Class assignments and grading
Grading: HW: 20% Midterm: 30% Project: 30% Final: 20% The grading of projects will be discussed separately. EE 539 students will be given some advanced assignments.