MSE304 :: MatSE Illinois :: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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We will be using i>clickers in every lecture. You can use either the older v1 or the newer v2 i>clickers. If you have not already done so, please register your clicker by visiting the MSE304 page in Compass. The navigation bar on the left should have an item "register i>Clicker". The proven, educational benefit of using i>clickers depends on your active participation. Having another student answer questions using your clicker is considered cheating.
Excused Absences
Excused absences may be requested by filling out the Excused Absences form. For more information, please read the course syllabus.
Pre-lecture (survey) questions
(Optional) pre-lecture questions on the reading material will be assigned in PrairieLearn before class and answers are due at 9 pm the day before each lecture.
Online discussion forum
This class uses Piazza for announcements, updates, and all communication between the instructor, TAs, and students. Please visit this page to register.
Textbook
Principles of Electronic Materials and Devices, Safa O. Kasap, Third Edition (McGrawHill, 2006).
Alternative (Optional) Textbook
Electrical Properties of Materials, Laszlo Solymar, Donald Walsh, Eighth Edition (Oxford University Press, 2009).
Schedule
All recordings will be posted under this link.
Date | Reading | Description | Assignment due |
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M Jan 14 | Orientation and Introduction | ||
W Jan 16 | Solymar: 1, 2; Kasap: 2.1; |
Classical Conductivity: Drude model | Prerequisite Quiz, Room: CBTF, SIGN UP, study guide |
F Jan 18 | Solymar: 2, 3; Kasap: 2.5, 3.1; |
Hall effect | |
M Jan 21 | M. L. King Day | ||
W Jan 23 | Solymar: 3, 6.9, 7.3; Kasap: 3.1; |
Bragg's Law, Photoelectric Effect | |
F Jan 25 | Solymar: 3; Kasap: 3.3, 3.4, 3.5; |
Particle-wave duality, de Broglie wave length | |
M Jan 28 | Solymar: 3; Kasap: 3.5, 3.6, 3.7; |
Basics of Quantum Mechanics | HW0 |
W Jan 30 | Solymar: 3; Kasap: 3.6, 3.7; |
Schrödinger Equation, Operators, Free electrons | |
F Feb 1 | Solymar: 2, 3; Kasap: 3.3, 3.4, 3.6; |
Infinite potential well | |
M Feb 4 | Solymar: 3.6, 4; Kasap: 3.5, 3.7, 3.8; |
Uncertainty principle, Tunneling I | HW1 |
W Feb 6 | Solymar: 4; Kasap: 3.8; |
Tunneling II | Quiz 1, Room: CBTF, SIGN UP, study guide |
F Feb 8 | Solymar: 5; Kasap: 4.1; |
Hydrogen Atom I | |
M Feb 11 | Solymar: 5; Kasap: 4.1; |
Hydrogen Atom II | HW2 |
W Feb 13 | Solymar: 5; Kasap: 4.1; |
Optical transitions, Selection rules, Spin | |
F Feb 15 | Solymar: 5; Kasap: 4.1; |
Beyond hydrogen, X-rays | |
M Feb 18 | XPS, Auger | X-ray emission | HW3 |
W Feb 20 | Link, More Auger | X-ray absorption | Quiz 2, Room: CBTF, SIGN UP, study guide |
F Feb 22 | Solymar: 5; Kasap: 1.3; |
XPS, Auger | |
M Feb 25 | Solymar: 5; Kasap: 1.3; |
Synchrotrons, Bonding in molecules | |
W Feb 27 | Solymar: 1; Kasap: 1.3; |
Bonding in molecules | |
F Mar 1 | Solymar: 6, 7; Kasap: 4.2, 4.5; |
Potential-energy surface | |
M Mar 4 | Bulk modulus, Madelung constant | HW4 (Online), HW4 (Offline, submit here) | |
W Mar 6 | Solymar: 6, 7; Kasap: 4.5, 4.6, 4.7; |
Free-electron gas, Density of states | Quiz 3, Room: CBTF, SIGN UP, study guide |
F Mar 8 | Engineering Open House | ||
M Mar 11 | Solymar: 6, 7; Kasap: 4.11; |
Density of states, Fermi distribution | HW5 |
W Mar 13 | Solymar: 6, 7; Kasap: 4.11; |
Direct lattice and reciprocal lattice | |
F Mar 15 | Ovito: Lattice structure and planes fcc, bcc | ||
M Mar 18 | Spring Break | ||
W Mar 20 | Spring Break | ||
F Mar 22 | Spring Break | ||
M Mar 25 | Solymar: 8; Kasap: 5.11; |
Reciprocal lattice | HW6 (Online), HW6 (Offline, submit here) |
W Mar 27 | Solymar: 8; Kasap: 5.2, 5.3; |
Empty-Lattice Approximation: Bands in Solids | |
F Mar 29 | Nearly Free Electrons: Bands in Solids | ||
M Apr 1 | Nearly free electrons; Semiconductors | ||
W Apr 3 | Solymar: 8, 9; Kasap: 6.1, 6.2; |
Electrons, holes in semiconductors | Quiz 4, Room: CBTF, SIGN UP, study guide |
F Apr 5 | Solymar: 8, 9; Kasap: 5.4, 5.5; |
Mass action law, Fermi level | |
M Apr 8 | Solymar: 9; Kasap: 5.9, 6.2, 6.5; |
Extrinsic semiconductors, n and p doping | HW7 (Comp. Report 1) (Offline, submit here); optional QE GUI |
W Apr 10 | Solymar: 9; Kasap: 6.6, 6.8; |
Compensation doping, Charge carrier concentrations in Si (iPython, PDF) | |
F Apr 12 | Solymar: 9; Kasap: 6.9; |
pn junction | |
M Apr 15 | Solymar: 13; Kasap: 6.9; |
Diffusion current | HW8 |
W Apr 17 | Solymar: 13; Kasap: 6.10; |
pn junction: Forward bias | |
F Apr 19 | Solymar: 13; Kasap: 6.10; |
pn Reverse bias, Diode | |
M Apr 22 | Carrier lifetimes, Schottky junctions | HW9 | |
W Apr 24 | LEDs | Quiz 5, Room: CBTF, SIGN UP, study guide | |
F Apr 26 | Heterojunction LEDs, Worksheet | ||
M Apr 29 | Solar cells | ||
W May 1 | Transistors, Phonons | HW10 (Online), Comp. Report 2 (Offline, submit here) | |
FINAL: comprehensive final exam | CBTF, SIGN UP, study guide |
Course Description
Scope
Fundamentals of quantum mechanics; atoms and small molecules; tunneling and Heisenberg's uncertainty principle; angular momentum; spectroscopy techniques; solids, in particular metals and semiconductors; Students should obtain a fundamental understanding of quantum mechanics and how it governs electronic properties of materials and devices.
Objectives
Students will be able to understand the theoretical description of various semiconductor devices and how that traces back to the materials they are made of. Students will obtain a grasp of the equations of quantum mechanics and their (analytical) solution for model systems. Moreover, students will obtain insight into modern computational techniques to describe electronic properties of solids as well as semiconductor devices.
Course Grading
Grading
Your final grade for MSE304 will be based upon your total score on all the components of the course. Please consult the course syllabus for details on particular components.
Course Component | Percentage of total |
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Homework | 26 |
Computational Report 1 and 2 | 6 each |
In-lecture i>clicker | 8 |
Prerequisite Quiz | 4 |
Quiz 1‐5 | 10 each |
The optional final exam will replace the lowest quiz grade if it is higher than that grade.
Final Grade
The following cutoff table will be used to calculate final scores.
Final Grade | Minimum Points |
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A+ | 97 |
A | 93 |
A– | 90 |
B+ | 87 |
B | 83 |
B– | 80 |
C+ | 77 |
C | 73 |
C– | 70 |
D+ | 67 |
D | 63 |
D– | 60 |
F | <60 |