ECE 535 Theory of Semiconductors and Semiconductor Devices
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Office: Beckman Institute, Room 3251
Office hours: 2:00-3:00pm Wednesdays
Office: Materials Research Laboratory, Room 160
Phone: 217 848 1790
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Office hours: Thursday, 12:00pm-1:00pm. Location: Materials Research Laboratory, Room 201 Second floor
Introductory quantum mechanics of semiconductors; energy bands; dynamics of Bloch electrons in static and high-frequency electric fields;
equilibrium statistics; scattering and transport theory, diffusion and drift; principles of p-n junctions, heterojunctions and transistors.
Senior level course in atomic physics or quantum mechanics.
Time: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 1:00-1:50pm
Place: 260 Everitt
Credit: 4 credits
Homeworks are usually assigned on Fridays and due on the next Friday. For late homework, please see Prof. Jean-Pierre Leburton in person.
Textbook: Karl Hess, Advanced Theory of Semiconductor Devices, IEEE Press 2000.
HW1 Due September 6
HW2 Due September 13
HW3 Due September 20
HW4 Due September 27
HW5 Due October 4
HW6 Due October 12
HW7 Due October 18
HW8 Due October 25
HW9 Due November 1
HW10 Due November 8
HW11 Due November 15
HW 11 problem 3 upgrade
HW12 Due December 6
AUTHORSHIP: Collective work by 2 students.
Topic: A current and original research issue in semiconductor electronics relevant to or making use of topics discussed in class
The topic must be selected from the list above. Each group of 2 students must work on a different topic from other groups in the above list!
To be avoided: electronic or optical device fabrication and processing issues, materials issues, pure theoretical or mathematical issues such as quantum computing, etc
FORMAT: 3 pages APL style report, well balanced by a few equations illustrating the concept, a paragraph of introduction and motivations and a few figures describing the problem with results commented in the text. The report should be a synthesis of several papers on a specific subject with personal conclusions by the authors. It should have an abstract, and be clearly presented with clear and readable figures. A paper full of equations or copied from existing literature is prohibited; so is a wordy paper without equation or figures.
DEADLINE FOR PROJECT TITLE w/AUTHORS:
DEADLINE For Paper: Nov 20th
1:30-4:30 PM, Monday, December 16, 2013 in the usual classroom.
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