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Course number and title: EE221B Physics of Semiconductor Devices II
Credits: 4
Instructor(s)-in-charge: J. Woo (
Course type: Lecture
Required or Elective: A Physical and Wave Electronics Area course.
Course Schedule:
Lecture: 4 hrs/week.
Outside Study: 8 hrs/week.
Course Assessment:
Homework: 8 assignments.
Project Reports: 1 term paper.
Exams: 1 midterm and 1 final examination.
Grading Policy: Typically, 8% HW, 27% midterm, 25% term paper, 40% final.
Course Prerequisites: EE 121A.
Catalog Description: Principles and design considerations of field effect devices and charge-coupled devices.  
Textbook and any related course material:
Y. Taur and T. H Ning, Fundamentals of Modern VLSI Devices, Cambridge University Press, 1998.
R. S. Muller and T. I. Kamins with M. Chan, Device Electronics for Integrated Circuits, 3rd edition, Wiley, NY, 2003.
S. M. Sze, Physics of Semiconductor Devices, Wiley, NY, 1981.
M Shur, Physics of Semiconductor Devices, Prentice Hall, NJ, 1990.
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Topics covered in the course:
Background material: quasi-Fermi level; carrier concentration in non-equilibrium; Poisson, continuity and current equations.
Ideal MOS capacitor: MOS technology, properties of the Si-SiO2 system; surface potential charge; flat band condition; ideal C(V) curves.
Non-ideal MOS capacitor: interface fixed charge; surface states; surface recombination; Nonideal C(V) curves.
Transient analysis: Bulk and surface generation; current characterization.
Long channel MOS transistor: Gate-controlled diodes; threshold voltage; transistor characteristics; surface mobility; MOS RAMS.
Complementary MOS (CMOS): Comparison of n-channel and p-channel transistors; CMOS inverter and other logic functions.
Short channel devices: Fundamental scaling laws; two dimensional effects.
Other field effect device physics and technology: MOS memory devices; DRAM, SRAM, Flash memory, MODFET, HEMT.
Nanoelectronics: Emerging devices, e.g., nanowire MOS, single electron device.
Will this course involve computer assignments? NO Will this course have TA(s) when it is offered? NO

:: Last modified: September 2007 by J. Woo ::

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