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PHY 437: Semiconductor Device Physics (3)


Condensed matter Physics, Quantum Mechanics, Electrodynamics, Statistical mechanics, Fundamentals of semiconductor physics

Learning Objectives:

Students will learn about the following specific topics:
  • PN Junction
  • PN Junction IV characteristics, DC and AC response
  • Compound semiconductors and bandgap tuning
  • Optical properties of semiconductors
  • Optoelectronic devices
  • Metal semiconductor and Metal oxide semiconductor junctions
  • Modern semiconductors: Perovskites, Molecular Semiconductors, 2D semiconductors
  • Course Contents:

    Introduction to carrier action-drift, diffusion, Recombination-Generation and Equations of state, PN Junction diodes, PN diode I-V characteristics, PN diode Admittance and transient response, Schottky diode,Compound semiconductors and heterojunctions, Band gap tuning, Optical properties of materials, Optoelectronic diode devices: Photodiode, Solar cell and LED Metal semiconductor and Metal oxide Semiconductor junctions Modern Semiconductors- Perovskite Optoelectronics and Molecular semiconductor optoelectronics, 2D semiconductors

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