Semiconductor Physics and Devices (EE 307)

2021 Fall
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Electronics Engineering(EE)
3
6.00 / 6.00 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
Murat Kaya Yapıcı mkyapici@sabanciuniv.edu,
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English
Undergraduate
ENS203
Formal lecture,Recitation
Learner centered
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CONTENT

This course begins with a substantive treatment of the fundamental behavior of semiconductor materials and moves on to the semiconductor diode, the bipolar transistor, and field-effect transistor devices. Building upon these concepts, their operations, biasing, small- and large-signal models are analyzed. Laboratory exercises are provided to reinforce the theory of operation of these devices.

OBJECTIVE

The primary objective of this course is to provide students with the fundamental physical and electronic properties of semiconductor materials and the operation principles of most common semiconductor devices used in electronic circuits.Starting from the solid structure of semiconductors, the course aims to examine the basic physical processes taking place in semiconductor devices and their relation to the performance parameters of device operation.

LEARNING OUTCOME

To understand the fundamental physical properties of semiconductors.
To learn the behavior of carriers in a semiconductor crystal in equilibrium, continuity equations, concept of minority-majority carriers, doping.
To learn the fundamental theory and the relationships for the analysis of semiconductor devices and be able to explain the operation of fundamental semiconductor devices including pn junctions, bipolar junction transistors and field effect transistors.
To learn energy band models and be able to draw energy band diagrams for semiconductor structures subject to various conditions.
Comprehensive understanding of the derivation of I-V relationships used in electronic circuit analysis of fundamental building blocks of semiconductor ICs.

ASSESSMENT METHODS and CRITERIA

  Percentage (%)
Final 40
Midterm 30
Exam 20
Participation 5
Homework 5

RECOMENDED or REQUIRED READINGS

Textbook

Semiconductor Device Fundamentals, R.F.Pierret