Principles of Solid State Devices

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

Course No: 16.474; Last Offered: Summer 2015;

Course Description

Principles of Solid State Devices: Crystal properties and growth of semi-conductors, 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: 16.365 Electronics I
  • Special Notes:
  • Credits: 3;

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