Physics 5520 Electronic Processes in Semiconductors (Spring, 2011)
Instructor: Distinguished Professor Z. Valy Vardeny
Office: 215 JFB
Office Hours: Monday 12:00-2:00 PM, or by appointment
||HW 1 Solutions
||Experimental Determination of Properties of Solids (pptx)|
|HW 2 Solutions
||Four Probe Resistivity AN2 (pdf)|
|HW 3 Solutions
||Bulk Crystal Growth (pptx)
Textbook: "Semiconductor Physics and Devices; Basic Principles" By Donald A. Neamen; Third Edition (McGraw-Hill, 2003). This book was ordered and is available at the University Bookstore.
Grades: There will be a problem set every other week. In addition there will be a midterm exam. In lieu of a final exam each student will be given a 30-minutes presentation Also each student will get a semiconductor crystal that he would need to characterize by optical, electrical and other means, with a turn-in lab report.
The weighting is given below:
|Problem Sets||30 points|
|Lab report||30 points|
|Mid-term exam||20 points|
The grade would be then decided based on the class average
Background: You must have taken Physics 5510: Solid State Physics I or other equivalent course. An understanding of basic mathematics such as matrix and vector algebra, Fourier transform, and elementary second order differential equations is assumed.
Additional References: "Introduction to Solid State Physics", Charles Kittel, 8th edition (John Wiley). "Solid State Physics", Ashcroft & Mermin (Academic Press). "Optical Processes in Semiconductors", J.I. Pankove (Dover Science Books).
|March 21||March 22||March 22||March 23|
|JFB B-14||INSCC 130||MCEB 1325||JFB 210|
|Ella & Liz||11:00am - 1:00pm||11:00am||10:00am||1:30pm|
|Bhoj & Adam||9:00am - 11:00am||10:00am||11:00am|
|Bill & Anil||1:00pm-3:00pm||2:00pm||1:00pm|
|Tek & Cody||3:00pm - 5:00pm||1:00pm||2:00pm|
Outline: We will cover chapters 1-14 in the text book except chapter 12 and 13.
The lecturer reserves the right to change the order and time allocated to each chapter.
|Chapter 1||The crystal structure of solids (2 lectures)|
|Chapter 3:||Introduction to quantum theory of solids (3 lectures)|
|Chapter 4:||The semiconductor in equilibrium (4 chapters)|
|Chapter 5:||Carrier transport phenomena (3 lectures)|
|Chapter 6:||Nonequilibrium excess carriers in semiconductors (4 lectures)|
|Chapter 14:||Optical effect in semiconductors (5 lectures)|
|Chapter 7 & 8:||The pn junction and pn diode (2 lectures)|
|Private Notes:||The photodiode and photovoltaic effect (2 lectures)|
|Chapter 9:||Metal-semiconductor and semiconductor junctions (2 lectures)|
|Chapter 10:||The bipolar transistor (1 lecture)|
|Chapter 11:||Metal-oxide semiconductor (2 lectures)|