Arizona State University
Electrical Properties and Semiconductors
Arizona State University

Electrical Properties and Semiconductors

Terry Alford

Instructor: Terry Alford

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4.3

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22 hours (approximately)
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  • Electrical properties of materials and, how/why semiconductors, insulators, and conductors are classified.

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Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

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Intermediate level

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There are 5 modules in this course

In this course, we will explore the electrical properties of materials and classify different materials as conductors, semiconductors or insulators. We will look at some examples of conductors, semiconductors and insulators, and note the key factors that cause the differences in their electrical properties. We will use rudimentary band theory to show how temperature impacts the conductivity of the three classifications of materials. We will learn what causes the differences in electrical behavior of a p-type versus an n-type semiconductor in a p-n diode.

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1 video1 reading

Semiconductor devices require precise control of electrical properties. In this module, we learn about the electrical properties of various materials including conductors, semiconductors and insulators.

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4 videos8 readings1 quiz2 discussion prompts

Semiconductor devices use both extrinsic and intrinsic semiconductor materials. In this module, we learn about extrinsic semiconductors and about different kinds of semiconductor devices.

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3 videos8 readings1 discussion prompt

In this module we learn about different kinds of semiconductor devices and how they are used for different applications.

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4 videos8 readings

In this Module, we will identify and explain the use of carrier concentration in semiconductors.

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5 videos8 readings1 quiz1 peer review1 discussion prompt

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Terry Alford
Arizona State University
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