Semiconductor Physics and Devices
Contact Hours and Credits: (3 -0- 0) 3
To make the students understand the fundamentals of electronic devices.
To train them to apply these devices in mostly used and important applications.
Semiconductor materials, crystal growth, film formation, lithography, etching and doping. Conductivity, charge densities, E-K relation, Fermi level, continuity equation, Hall Effect and its applications.
P-N junction diodes, biasing, V-I characteristics, capacitances. Diode model. Various types of diodes.
BJT, modes of operation, BJT models, BJT switch, breakdown mechanisms, Photo devices.
MOSFET, operation, V-I characteristics, MOSFET as amplifier and switch, capacitance, equivalent model. CMOS circuits. Bi-CMOS circuits. CCDs.
Power devices, operation and characteristics. Thyristor family. Power diodes. Power transistors. GTOs and IGBTs. Display devices, Operation of LCDs, LED, HDTV, Plasma displays.
Students are able to
CO1: Apply the knowledge of basic semiconductor material physics and understand fabrication processes.
CO2: Analyse the characteristics of various electronic devices like diode ,transistor etc.,.
CO3: Classify and Analyze the various circuit configurations of Transistor and MOSFETs.
CO4: Illustrate the qualitative knowledge of Power electronic Devices.
CO5: Become Aware of the latest technological changes in Display Devices.
S.M. Sze, Semiconductors Devices, Physics and Technology, (2/e), Wiley, 2002.
A.S. Sedra & K.C. Smith, Microelectronic Circuits (6/e), Oxford, 2010.
L. Macdonald & A.C. Lowe, Display Systems, Wiley, 2003
J. Millman and C.C. Halkias: Electronic devices and Circuits, McGraw Hill, 1976.
Adir Bar-Lev: Semiconductors and Electronic Devices, (3/e), Prentice Hall, 1993.
B.G. Streetman, S.K. Banerjee: Solid state Electronic devices, (6/e), PHI, 2010.