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Specialization
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Flexible deadlines

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Advanced Level

Advanced Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 13 hours to complete

Suggested: Consists of 4 Modules, between 2 and 5 hours of work per module....
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Quantum Theory Of Semiconductors

In this module we will introduce the course and the Semiconductor Devices specialization. In addition, we will review the following topics: Type of solids, Bravais lattices, Lattice with basis, Point defects, Dislocation, Bulk crystal growth, Epitaxy, Energy levels of atoms and molecules, Energy bands of solids, Energy bands in real space, Energy bands in reciprocal lattice, Energy band structures of metal and insulator, Definition of semiconductor, Electrons and holes, and Effective mass....
Reading
8 videos (Total 76 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
Video8 videos
Course Introduction2m
Crystal Structures13m
Defects in Crystals7m
Crystal Growth10m
Formation of Energy Bands9m
Energy Band Structure10m
Semiconductor15m
Reading2 readings
Module Topics1m
Materials and Constants10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Homework #130m
Week
2
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Carrier Statistics

In this module, we will cover carrier statistics. Topics include: Currents in semiconductors, Density of states, Fermi-Dirac probability function, Equilibrium carrier concentrations, Non-degenerate semiconductors, Intrinsic carrier concentration, Intrinsic Fermi level, Donor and acceptor impurities, Impurity energy levels, Carrier concentration in extrinsic semiconductor, and Fermi level of extrinsic semiconductors....
Reading
5 videos (Total 71 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
Video5 videos
Carrier Statistics15m
Intrinsic Semiconductors12m
Extrinsic Semiconductors 111m
Extrinsic Semiconductors 215m
Reading2 readings
Module Topics1m
Materials and Constants10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Homework 2s
Week
3
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Currents in Semiconductor

This module introduces you to currents in semiconductors. Topics we will cover include: Thermal motion of carriers, Carrier motion under electric field, Drift current, Mobility and conductivity, Velocity saturation, Diffusion of carriers, General expression for currents in semiconductor, Carrier concentration and mobility, and the Van der Pauw technique....
Reading
4 videos (Total 50 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video4 videos
Drift Current13m
Diffusion Current12m
Hall Effect9m
Reading2 readings
Module Topics10m
Materials and Constants10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Homework #330m
Week
4
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Carrier Dynamics

In this module we explore carrier dynamics. Topics include: Electronic transitions in semiconductor, Radiative transition, Direct and indirect bandgap semiconductors, Roosbroeck-Shockley relationship, Radiative transition rate at non-equilibrium, Minority carrier lifetime, Localized states, Recombination center and trap, Shockley-Hall-Reed recombination, Surface recombination, Auger recombination, Derivation of continuity equation, Non-equilibrium carrier concentration, Quasi-Fermi level, Current and quasi-Fermi level, Non-uniform doping, and Non-uniform bandgap....
Reading
7 videos (Total 90 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
Video7 videos
Radiative Transition Rate13m
Non-Radiative Transitions 111m
Non-Radiative Transitions 215m
Continuity Equation14m
Quasi-Fermi Level8m
Heterogeneous Materials14m
Reading2 readings
Module Topics10m
Materials and Constants10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Homework #4s

Instructor

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Wounjhang Park

Professor
Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering

About University of Colorado Boulder

CU-Boulder is a dynamic community of scholars and learners on one of the most spectacular college campuses in the country. As one of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), we have a proud tradition of academic excellence, with five Nobel laureates and more than 50 members of prestigious academic academies....

About the Semiconductor Devices Specialization

This Semiconductor Devices specialization is designed to be a deep dive into the fundamentals of the electronic devices that form the backbone of our current integrated circuits technology. You will gain valuable experience in semiconductor physics, pn junctions, metal-semiconductor contacts, bipolar junction transistors, metal-oxide-semiconductor (MOS) devices, and MOS field effect transistors. Specialization Learning Outcomes: *Learn fundamental mechanisms of electrical conduction in semiconductors *Understand operating principles of basic electronic devices including pn junction, metal-semiconductor contact, bipolar junction transistors and field effect transistors *Analyze and evaluate the performance of basic electronic devices *Prepare for further analysis of electronic and photonic devices based on semiconductors...
Semiconductor Devices

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