ECE 546 - Semiconductor Fundamentals for Device Applications

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Faculty of Engineering

Review of energy-band theory of crystalline materials and Bloch's theorem. Semiclassical electron dynamics, including electrons, holes, crystal momentum, particle motion, and effective mass. Carrier statistics. Fermi's golden rule and carrier scattering. Relaxation times and carrier mobility. The Boltzmann transport equation, the method of moments, and the drift-diffusion equations. Advanced transport and applications to emerging ECE Calendar changes electronic devices. Prerequisite: An undergraduate course in solid-state devices or physics, or consent of the instructor.