Solid State Devices

Solid State Devices ECE 606

Lecture notes and Video, Homework solution, Quiz answer, Exam solutions

 

 

Textbook: Semiconductor Device Fundamentals, 2nd Edition (SDF)  R.F. Pierret, Addison-Wesley Publishing Co.

Textbook: Advanced Semiconductor Fundamentals, 2nd Edition (ASF)
R.F. Pierret, Pearson Education, Inc., 2003.

Week 1: Introduction / Geometry of Crystals

Reading Assignment: Advanced Semiconductor Fundamentals, 2nd ed., R.F. Pierret, pp. 10-17

Lecture 1: Introduction
Week1 Quiz1
Lecture 2: Geometry of Periodic Crystals
Week1 Quiz2

Week 1 Homework Assignment
Week 1 Homework Solutions

Week 1 Quiz Answers

Week 1: References and Supplementary Information
Intro to S13
Supplementary Notes

Week 2: Quantum Mechanics / Schrodinger Equation (ASF 22-45)

Reading Assignment: Advanced Semiconductor Fundamentals, 2nd ed., R.F. Pierret, pp 22-45

Lecture 3: Elements of Quantum Mechanics
Quiz1
Lecture 4: Solution of Schrodinger Equation
Quiz2

Week 2 Homework Assignment
Week 2 Homework Solutions

Week 2 Quiz Answers

Week 2: References and Supplementary Information
Quantum Mechanics Review
Notes on Solving the Wave Eq.

Week 3: Energy Bands / Energy Bands in 3D Crystals

Reading Assignment: Advanced Semiconductor Fundamentals, 2nd ed., R.F. Pierret, pp. 51-77

Lecture 5: Energy Bands
Quiz1
Lecture 6: Energy Bands (continued)
Quiz2
Lecture 7: Energy Bands in Real Crystals
Quiz3

Week 3 Quiz Answers

Week 3: References and Supplementary Information
Energy Bands Review
Exam 1:
Exam 1 Goals
Exam 1 Results
Exam 1
Exam 1 Solutions
Key Equations

Week 4: Density of States / Fermi-Dirac Statistics

Reading Assignment: Advanced Semiconductor Fundamentals, 2nd ed., R.F. Pierret, pp. 88-105

Lecture 8: Density of States
Quiz1
Lecture 9: Fermi-Dirac Statistics
Quiz2

Week 4 Homework Assignment
Week 4 Homework Solutions
Week 4 Quiz Answers

Week 4: References and Supplementary Information
Notes on FD Integrals
DOS and Carrier Densities Review

Week 5: Doping / Equilibrium Statistics / Carrier Conc.

Reading Assignment: Advanced Semiconductor Fundamentals, 2nd ed., R.F. Pierret, pp. 101-118-128

Lecture 10: Additional Information
Week5 Quiz1
Lecture 11: Equilibrium Statistics
Week5 Quiz2
Lecture 12: Equilibrium Concentrations
Week5 Quiz3

Week 5 Homework Assignment
Week 5 Homework Solutions

Week 5 Quiz Answers

Week 5: References and Supplementary Information
E-bands, Carrier Densities, and Eqn. of Motion Review

Week 6: Recombination-Generation, Bulk and Surface

Reading Assignment: Advanced Semiconductor Fundamentals, 2nd ed., R.F. Pierret, pp. 134-167

Lecture 13: Recombination-Generation
Quiz1
Lecture 14: Bulk Recombination
Quiz2
Lecture 15: Surface Recombination/Generation
Quiz3
Week 6 Quiz Answers
Week 6: References and Supplementary Information
Recombination Review

Exam 2:
Exam 2 Goals
Exam 2 Results
Exam 2
Exam 2 Solutions
Key Equations

Week 7: Carrier Transport / Semiconductor Equations

Reading Assignment: Advanced Semiconductor Fundamentals, 2nd ed., R.F. Pierret, pp. 190-210

Lecture 16: Carrier Transport
Week7 Quiz1
Lecture 17: Hall Effect, Diffusion
Week7 Quiz2
Lecture 18: Continuity Equations
Week7 Quiz3
Lecture 19: Numerical Solution of Transport Equation
Week7 Quiz4
Week 7 Homework Assignment
Week 7 Homework Solutions

Week 7 Quiz Answers

Week 7: References and Supplementary Information
Semiconductor Equations Review

Week 8: PN and MS Diode Electrostatics / I-V Characteristics

Reading Assignment: Semiconductor Device Fundamentals, 2nd ed., R.F. Pierret, pp. 195-259, 477-501

Lecture 20: Electrostatics of P-N Junction Diodes
Week8 Quiz1
Lecture 21: P-N Diode I-V Characteristics
Week8 Quiz2
Lecture 13a: Fermi Level Differences for Metals and Semiconductors

Lecture 25: Schottky Diode I
Week8 Quiz3
Lecture 26: Schottky Diode II
Week8 Quiz4
Week 8 Homework Assignment
Week 8 Homework Solutions
Week 8 Quiz Answers

Week 8: References and Supplementary Information
Notes on Exact PN Junction Electrostatics
Law of the Junction Revisited
Heterostructure Fundamentals

Week 9: PN Junctions – non-ideal / AC Resp. / Trans

Reading Assignment: Semiconductor Device Fundamentals, 2nd ed., R.F. Pierret, pp. 260-346

Lecture 22: Non-ideal Effects
Week9 Quiz1
Lecture 23: AC Response
Week9 Quiz2
Lecture 24: Large Signal Response
Week9 Quiz3

Week 9 Quiz Answers
Week 9: References and Supplementary Information
Exam 3:
Exam 3 Goals
Exam 3
Exam 3 Solutions
Exam 3 Results
Key Equations

Week 10: Bipolar Transistors

Reading Assignment: Semiconductor Device Fundamentals, 2nd ed., R.F. Pierret, pp. 371-433

Lecture 27: Introduction to Bipolar Transistors
Week10 Quiz1
Lecture 28: BJT Design I
Week10 Quiz2
Lecture 29: BJT Design II
Week10 Quiz3

Week 10 Homework Assignment
Week 10 Homework Solutions

Week 10 Quiz Answers

Week 10: References and Supplementary Information
PN Junctions Review    BJT Review

Week 11: Heterojunctions and HBTs

Reading Assignment: Semiconductor Device Fundamentals, 2nd ed., R.F. Pierret, pp. 371-429

Lecture 30: Heterojunction Bipolar Transistors I
NO QUIZ ASSIGNED FOR THIS LECTURE
Lecture 31: Heterojunction Bipolar Transistors II
NO QUIZ ASSIGNED FOR THIS LECTURE

Exam 4:
Exam 4 Goals
Key Equations
Exam 4
Exam 4 Solutions
Exam 4 Results

Week 11: References and Supplementary Information
Heterostructure Fundamentals

Week 12: MOS Electrostatics

Reading Assignment: Semiconductor Device Fundamentals, 2nd ed., R.F. Pierret, pp. 563-599

Lecture 32: MOS Electrostatics I
Week12 Quiz1
Lecture 33: MOS Electrostatics II
Week12 Quiz2
Lecture 34: MOSCAP Frequency Response
Week12 Quiz3
Week 12 Homework Assignment
Week 12 Homework Solutions

Week 12 Quiz Answers

Week 12: References and Supplementary Information
Additional online lectures on MOS electrostatics:
 Lecture 1: 1D MOS Electrostatics I
 Lecture 2: 1D MOS Electrostatics II
 Lecture 3: MOS Capacitors

Week 13: MOSFETS: Ideal

Reading Assignment: Semiconductor Device Fundamentals, 2nd ed., R.F. Pierret, pp. 611-637.
Lecture 35: MOSFET I-V Characteristics I
Week13 Quiz1
Lecture 36: MOSFET I-V Characteristics II
Week13 Quiz2
Week 13 Homework Assignment
Week 13 Homework Solutions

Week 13 Quiz Answers

Week 13: References and Supplementary Information
MOS Electrostatics and FETs Review
Additional online lectures on MOSFET IV characteristics :
 Lecture 5: MOSFET IV: Square law and bulk charge
 Lecture 6: MOSFET IV: Velocity saturation
 Lecture 11: Effective Mobility

Week 14: MOSFETS: Nonideal

Reading Assignment: Semiconductor Device Fundamentals, 2nd ed., R.F. Pierret, pp. 645-683 and pp. 691-709.

Lecture 37a: Nonideal Effects in MOSFET I
Quiz1
Lecture 37b: Nonideal Effects in MOSFET II
Quiz2
Lecture 38: Modern MOSFET
Quiz3

Week 14 Quiz Answers

Exam 5:
Exam 5 Goals
Key Equations
Exam 5
Exam 5 Solutions
Exam 5 Results

Week 14: References and Supplementary Information
Additional online lectures on MOS nonidealities:
 Lecture 15: Series Resistance (and effective channel length)
 Lecture 12: 2D Electrostatics
 Lecture 4: Polysilicon Gates/QM Effects
 Lecture 19: Device Variability

Week 15: Course Wrap-up

Lecture 39: Reliability of MOSFET
Quiz1
Lecture 40: Looking Back and Looking Forward

Week 15 Homework Assignment

Week 15 Homework Solutions

Week 15 Quiz Answers

Week 15: References and Supplementary Information

Excellent “American History” (PBS) episode on the history of Si Valley
Follow up article by Donald Christiansen Silicon Valley After Hours

Exam 6:
Exam 6 Goals
Key Equations
Exam 6
Exam 6 Solutions

 

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