ECE 535 Theory of Semiconductors and Semiconductor Devices
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Instructor:
Office: Beckman Institute, Rm 3251
Phone: (217)333-6813
Email: jleburto@illinois.edu
Office hours: 2-3 p.m. Wednesdays
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: 3013 Electrical & Computer Engineering Building
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.
HW1 (pdf) due: Friday, 9/5/2014 Solution
HW2 (pdf) due: Friday, 9/12/2014 Solution
HW3 (pdf) due: Friday, 9/19/2014 Solution
HW4 (pdf) due: Friday, 9/26/2014 Solution
HW5 (pdf) due: Friday, 10/3/2014 Solution
HW6 (pdf) due: Friday, 10/10/2014 Solution
HW7 (pdf) due: Friday, 10/17/2014 Solution
HW8 ... Updated HW8 (pdf) due: Friday, 10/24/2014 Solution
HW9 (pdf) due: Friday, 10/31/2014 Solution
HW10 (pdf) due: Friday, 11/07/2014 HW 10 problem 1 hint Solution
HW11 (pdf) due: Friday, 11/14/2014 Solution
HW12 (pdf) due: Friday, 12/5/2014 Solution
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! Topic selection will be approved 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: 30th September.
DEADLINE FOR FINAL PAPER SUBMISSION: 19th November (Wednesday).
Thursday, December 18, 7:00-10:00 pm, in Rm. 3013, ECEB.
Credit:The layout of this site is due to Lingxiao Zhang, who was a previous TA for this course.