Catalog Description: Physics of solid-state electronics. Review of quantum-mechanical principles, crystal structure, lattice vibrations, band theory, electrons and holes, diffusion and drift, recombination, high-field phenomena, optical effects, device applications. Several one-hour minilabs done in pairs with the aid of a Teaching Assistant.

Units: 3

Prerequisites: 130 (which may be taken concurrently).

Spring: 3 hours of lecture per week
Fall: 3 hours of lecture per week

Grading basis: letter

Final exam status: Written final exam conducted during the scheduled final exam period

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Department Notes:

Course objectives: To acquaint the student with semiconductor fundamentals with which to understand and utilize a variety of semiconductor and other solid state materials and devices.

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