Principles of Solid State Devices

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Note: This course is not available for the current semester.

Course No: 16.576; Last Offered: Summer 2015;

Course Description

16.576 Principles of Solid-State Devices Introduces the principles of Solid State Devices. Crystal properties and growth of semiconductors,atoms and electrons, Bohr's model, quantum mechanics, bonding forces and energy bands in solids, charge carriers in semiconductors, drift of carriers in electric and magnetic fields, carrier lifetime and photoconductivity, junctions, forward and reverse bias,reverse bias breakdown (Zener effect), tunnel diodes, photodiodes, LED, bipolar junction transistors, field effect transistors. A design project is included in the course.

Prerequisites & Notes

  • Prerequisites: 17.365
  • Special Notes:
  • Credits: 3;

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