ECE 539
Advanced Theory of Semiconductors & Devices

Displaying course information from Spring 2012.

Section Type Times Days Location Instructor
X DIS 1200 - 1250 M W F   245 Everitt Lab  Matthew Gilbert
Official Description Advanced topics of current interest in the physics of semiconductors and solid-state devices. Course Information: Prerequisite: ECE 535.
Subject Area Microelectronics and Photonics
Course Prerequisites Credit in ECE 535
Course Directors Umberto Ravaioli
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