ECE 535 Theory of Semiconductors and Semiconductor Devices

Fall 2013
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 

[Announcements | Administrative | Course Notes | Homework | Term Paper | Final Exam ]


Announcements:


Administrative:

Instructor:

TA:

Course description:
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.

Prerequisite:
Senior level course in atomic physics or quantum mechanics.

Time: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 1:00-1:50pm

Place: 260 Everitt

Credit: 4 credits

Course Policies:
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.


Homework:

HW1 Due September 6

HW1sol

HW2 Due September 13

HW2sol

HW3 Due September 20

HW3sol

HW4 Due September 27

HW4sol

HW5 Due October 4

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HW6 Due October 12

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HW7 Due October 18

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HW8 Due October 25

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HW9 Due November 1

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HW10 Due November 8

HW10sol

HW11 Due November 15

HW11sol

HW 11 problem 3 upgrade

HW12 Due December 6

HW12sol

SAMPLE FINAL


Term Project:

Topics:

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


Final Exam:

1:30-4:30 PM, Monday, December 16, 2013 in the usual classroom.

 

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