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

Textbooks: "Device Electronics for Integrated Circuits," by Richard Muller, Theodore Kamins, and Mansun Chan.

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