ECE 535 Theory of Semiconductors and Semiconductor Devices
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(09/2/2016) Homework 2 has been uploaded and is due on September 9th in class. Update : The deadline for homework 2 has been extended to September 12, in class.
(08/26/2016) Homework 1 has been uploaded and is due on September 2nd in class.
Office: Beckman Institute, Rm 3251
Office hours: 3-4 p.m. Wednesdays
Office: Beckman Institute, Rm 3253
Office hours: 11 a.m. -12 p.m. Thursday (Beckman 3rd floor bridge near elevators)
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: 2013 Electrical & Computer Engineering Building
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 (pdf) due: Solution
HW2 (pdf) due: Solution
HW3 (pdf) due: Solution
HW4 (pdf) due: Solution
HW5 (pdf) due: Solution
HW6 (pdf) due: Solution
HW7 (pdf) due: Solution
HW8 (pdf) due: Solution
HW9 (pdf) due: Solution
HW10 (pdf) due: HW 10 problem 1 hint Solution
HW11 (pdf) due: Solution
HW12 (pdf) due: Solution
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 and not a part of your MS/PhD research! Topic selection will be approved by Prof. Leburton on first-come-first-serve basis.
To be avoided: electronic or optical device fabrication and processing issues, materials issues, pure theoretical or mathematical issues such as quantum computing, etc.
FORMAT: 4 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: September 30, 2016.
DEADLINE FOR FINAL PAPER SUBMISSION: November 16, 2016.
Credit:The layout of this site is due to Lingxiao Zhang, who was a previous TA for this course.