ECE 535 Theory of Semiconductors and Semiconductor Devices
09/13: HW2 has been updated. Three questions are added to problem 3.
09/06: Prof. Leburton's office hour tomorrow (09/07) will be at 2-3 pm in Beckman Institute 3109.
08/31: HW1 is posted. It is due next Friday (Sept 8th) before class starts.
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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.
20% Homework + 30% Term Project + 50% Final Exam
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HW9 due: November 3rd
HW10 due: November 10th
HW11 due:November 27th
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: October 6, 2017
DEADLINE FOR FINAL PAPER SUBMISSION: November 15, 2017.
Credit:The layout of this site is due to Lingxiao Zhang, who was a previous TA for this course.