INTRODUCTION TO SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Introducing the operating principles of semiconductor devices used in modern electronic applications.
Basic knowledge of quantum mechanics and solid state physics
Course contents summary
Basics of semiconductor physics
Carrier statistics in equilibrium for intrinsic and extrinsic semiconductors
Mathematical model of semiconductor device theory
Juncion Field Effect Transistor (J-FET)
Bipolar junction transistor (BJT)
Hints about the p/n heterojunction. Heterojunction bipolar transistors (HBTs)
Junction optoelectronic devices
Homo- and hetero- junction LEDs
Enlightened p/n junctions: photodetectors and solar cells
Equilibrium and biased Schottky barrier
Hints about the MESFET
Ideal MOS diode
Capacitance-voltage (CV) characterisatics of the ideal MOS diode and non-ideal behaviour.
Basics of Charge Coupled Device (CCD).
Basics of MOSFET.
Basics of floating gate memories and CMOS technology
M. Guzzi, 'Principi di fisica dei semiconduttori', Hoepli ed. (Milano, 2004)
K. Leaver, 'Microelectronic devices',Imperial College Press (London, 1997)
R. S. Muller and T. I. Kamins, ¿Device Electronics for Integrated Circuits¿, Wiley, (New York, 1986)
S.M. Sze, ¿Semiconductor Devices: Physics and Technology¿ 2nd Ed., Wiley (New York, 2002)
Lessons are prepared and presented by the teacher in a Power Pointformat. The students can have an electronic copy of the lessons as wellas a printed one.