ENGS 122: Semiconductor Theory and Devices

Offered

14S: 2
15S: arrange

Prerequisites

ENGS 24, ENGS 32, and ENGS 60 or equivalents

Instructors

Garmire

Textbooks

Spring 2014: see list

Identical to PHYS 126

Elementary physics (classical and quantum) is applied to create models for the behavior of semiconductor devices. The distribution of electron energy, the gap between energy bands, and the mechanisms of current flow are derived. The pn junction and its variations, bipolar junction transistor, junction field effect transistor, and MOSFET devices are studied. Other devices studied are chosen from among opto-electronic and heterojunction devices.