16.523 Introduction to Solid State Electronics

Introduction to Solid State Electronics

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 3277
Status Active

A design of semiconductor device and manufacturing technology is linked to the solid state physics principles in this course. Topics covered: The electronic structure of the atom, wave-particle duality of moving electrons. Schrodinger equation for periodic crystalline structure. Band theory of semiconductors. Brillouin zones. Statistics of electrons and holes. Kinetic effects: electrical conductivity, Hall effect, magnetoresistance. Optical properties: photoconductivity, light absorption and emission. Thermal properties including thermal conductivity, thermo EMF, recombination processes and role of defects. "