ECE 539 - Advanced Theory of Semiconductors & Devices

Semesters Offered

TitleRubricSectionCRNTypeTimesDaysLocationInstructor
Adv Theory Semicond & DevicesECE539X39334DIS1200 - 1250 M W F    Matthew Gilbert

Official Description

Advanced topics of current interest in the physics of semiconductors and solid-state devices. Course Information: Prerequisite: ECE 535.

Prerequisites

Credit in ECE 535

Subject Area

Microelectronics and Photonics

Course Directors

Description

Selected advanced topics of current interest in the physics of semiconductors and solid-state devices.

Notes

Same as CSE 534.

Topics

  • Review of semiconductor equations and numerical methods
  • Discretization of the basic drift-diffusion equations
  • Decoupled and coupled solution approaches with examples
  • Hydrodynamic models for device simulation
  • Monte Carlo models for device simulation
  • Self-consistent ensemble Monte Carlo method for device simulation with examples
  • Operation of advanced bipolar and hetero-junction bipolar transistors devices
  • Operation of advanced field effect transistors with emphasis on High electron mobility transistors
  • Deep submicron MOSFETs
  • Survey of techniques for quantum device modeling
  • Examinations, computer projects

Detailed Description and Outline

Topics:

  • Review of semiconductor equations and numerical methods
  • Discretization of the basic drift-diffusion equations
  • Decoupled and coupled solution approaches with examples
  • Hydrodynamic models for device simulation
  • Monte Carlo models for device simulation
  • Self-consistent ensemble Monte Carlo method for device simulation with examples
  • Operation of advanced bipolar and hetero-junction bipolar transistors devices
  • Operation of advanced field effect transistors with emphasis on High electron mobility transistors
  • Deep submicron MOSFETs
  • Survey of techniques for quantum device modeling
  • Examinations, computer projects

Same as CSE 534.

Texts

Selected articles and class notes.
Recommended:
S. Selberherr, Analysis and Simulation of Semiconductor Devices, 1984.
K. Hess, Advanced Theory of Semiconductor Devices, 1999.
S.M. Sze, Ed., High-Speed Semiconductor Devices, 1990.

Last updated

2/13/2013