EE 324, Semiconductor Theory and Devices
Course number and name: EE 324, Semiconductor Theory and Devices
Credits and contact hours: 3 credits, 3 class hours
Specific course information:
- Brief description of the content of the course:
- Fundamentals of semiconductor materials and devices. Topics include introduction to quantum mechanics and electrical conduction in conductors, insulators, and semiconductors. The theory is applied in pn junctions, bipolar and field-effect transistors and opto-electronic devices.
- Prerequisites or Co-requisites:
- Prerequisite: PHYS 122 (General Physics II)
- Co-requisites: None
- Indicate whether a required or elective course in the program:
- Selected Elective for Electrical Engineering
Specific goals for the course:
- Specific Outcomes addressed by the course:
- Apply the fundamentals of semiconductor theory to understanding of electronics.
- Enhance familiarity with standard mathematics and principles of semiconductor devices.
- Student Outcomes addressed by the course:
- This course is not directly used as part of the electrical engineering departmentís student learning outcomes assessment program.
Brief list of topics to be covered:
- Crystal properties
- Overview of statistical and quantum mechanics
- Energy bands and charge concentrations
- Excess carriers
- Semiconductor junctions
- Field effect transistors
- Bipolar junction transistors
- Transistor amplifiers
- Optoelectronic devices