ELEC 261 - ELECTRONIC MATERIALS
Long Title: ELECTRONIC MATERIALS AND DEVICES
Department: Electrical & Computer Eng.
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Prerequisite(s): (MATH 102 OR MATH 106) AND (PHYS 102 OR PHYS 112)
Description: Modern technology would not exist without devices such as transistors, LEDs and solar cells. This course introduces the basics of materials and discusses the physics of semiconductor devices. An overview of the semiclassical approach to electrical properties of materials, electronic band structure will be covered. Subsequently, the operation of pn-junctions, solar cells, LEDs, bipolar junction transistors, and MOS-transistors will be discussed.