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Prof. Parasuraman S
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The course is intended to provide an understanding of the materials and devices used in the current semiconductor industry. It caters to undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds including Chemical, Chemistry, Computer science, Electrical, Mechanical, Metallurgy, Materials, and Physics departments. Anyone interested in understanding how semiconductors work and how they form an integral part of today's electronic industry can take this course. The course provides the students with the basic physics of semiconductor materials. It also covers device fundamentals with emphasis on their electronic characteristics. Optical devices like LEDs, lasers, solar cells, and their properties will also be explained.

Week

Topics

1.

Introduction, Energy bands in solids, Semiconductors band gap formation

2.

Problem set on week #1 and Intrinsic semiconductors.

3.

Extrinsic semiconductors, Fermi level variations, and conductivity.

4.

Problem set on week #3. Metal-semiconductor junctions and Introduction to pn junctions

5.

pn junctions under bias, Junction breakdown, and Heterojunctions. Problem set on week#4 and 5.

6.

Transistors, Types of transistors, MOSFETs, Problem set on week#6.

7.

Optoelectronic devices Introduction. LEDs and Lasers.

8.

Photo detectors and solar cells. Problem set on opto electronic devices, week #7 and 8.

Preferably completed Physics of Materials or Solid state physics course but not required


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