code EC210
credit_hours 3
title Solid State Electronics
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prequisites BA114 ,BA118
credit hours 3
Description/Outcomes Elementary materials science concepts: Atomic structure, Bonding and types of solids, The crystalline state. Lattice vibrations. The hall effect and hall devices. Quantum mechanics: photons, the electron as a wave, infinite potential well, Heisenberg?s uncertainty principle, Tunneling phenomenon (potential barrier). The band theory of solids: .E-K diagram, energy bands diagram, Electrons and holes, effective mass Semiconductors: Intrinsic semiconductors, Extrinsic semiconductors (n-type doping, p-type doping, compensation doping), Electron and holes Concentrations, Fermi energy level position, Conductivity of a semiconductor, Diffusion and conduction currents equations. Definitions for dielectric and magnetic materials and superconductivity.
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objectives To present the basic physical concepts about the operational principles of crystalline solids.rnWith the knowledge of the fundamental principles learned in this course, the student will be able to follow the theoretical details of the advanced-level courses. rn
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ref. books C.Kittel, Introduction To Solid State Physics, John Wiley and Sons
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textbook S.O.Kasap, Principles of Electronic Materials and Devices, 2nd Edition, McGraw-Hill
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Course Content
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1 General introduction for the course contents and the grading system.
2 Atomic structure, Molecules and general bonding principles.
3 Types of crystals models.
4 Covalent Bond, Metallic Bond, Ionic Bond.
5 Miller indices: crystal directions and planes
6 The dispersion relationship of a mono atomic lattice vibrations, phase and group velocities.
7 Particles and waves.
8 De Broglie relationship, time independent Schordinger equation, Heisenberg?s uncertainty principle.
9 Application on Schrödinger equation (Infinite potential well: A confined rnelectron).
10 Application on Schrödinger equation (Tunneling phenomenon: Quantum leak).
11 Energy Band theory of solids: (energy bands, effective mass, concept of a hole).
12 (Semiconductors) Intrinsic semiconductors (Si crystal and energy band diagram, rnelectrons and holes, conduction in semiconductors, electrons and holes rnconcentrations).
13 (Semiconductors ) Extrinsic semiconductor: (n-type doping, p-type doping, rncompensation doping) and carriers concentrations. Fermi energy level position.
14 Semiconductor conductivity and resistivity.
15 Semiconductors (Diffusion and conduction current equations). rn
16 Final Examination