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ELEX 7140 - Semiconductor Theory and Applications

Electrical and Computer Engineering Part-time Studies Course

School of Energy

Course Details

This course is an introduction to semiconductor and electronic devices. Crystal properties of semiconductor materials will be described. After a review of the Bohr model and quantum mechanics Schrodinger equation will be solved. Energy bands and charge carriers in semiconductors will be described. Theory of forward-and reverse-biased p-n junction and transistor will be presented. Operation of field effect transistor will be explained. There will be experiments to relate theory to the electronic devices.

Prerequisite(s)

ELEX 7040

Credits

3.0

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Learning Outcomes

At the completion of the course the student should be able to do the following:

  • Explain semiconductor crystal lattices and be able to build a model.
  • Describe model of an atom.
  • Describe quantum mechanics and Schrodinger wave equation.
  • Describe atomic structure, describe energy bands and charge carriers in semiconductors.
  • Explain carrier concentrations and Fermi level.
  • Explain drift and diffusion carriers.
  • Describe theory of forward and reverse biased p-n junction and transistors.
  • Explain operation of a field-effect transistor.

Effective as of Winter 2007

Related Programs

ELEX 7140 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Energy

  1. Electronics
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology

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