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.
Labs and tutorials to be scheduled outside of class hours on Saturdays (1400-1700), schedule to be determined. Registrants who are not BTech Electronics students must have Program Head approval. Please contact Kelly Voros at 604-451-6892 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to be placed on a waitlist if the course is full. Note: BCIT reserves the right to cancel courses. In the event of a part-time studies course cancellation, you will be notified at least two business days prior to the course start. Please ensure that your contact information is current.
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
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