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Advanced Level

Approx. 44 hours to complete

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

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Quantum Theory Of Semiconductors

2 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 76 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
8 videos
Course Introduction2m
Crystal Structures13m
Defects in Crystals7m
Crystal Growth10m
Formation of Energy Bands9m
Energy Band Structure10m
Semiconductor15m
2 readings
Module Topics1m
Materials and Physical Constants10m
1 practice exercise
Homework #130m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Carrier Statistics

3 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 71 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
5 videos
Carrier Statistics15m
Intrinsic Semiconductors12m
Extrinsic Semiconductors 111m
Extrinsic Semiconductors 215m
2 readings
Module Topics1m
Materials and Physical Constants10m
1 practice exercise
Homework 21h
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Currents in Semiconductor

3 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 50 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
Drift Current13m
Diffusion Current12m
Hall Effect9m
2 readings
Module Topics10m
Materials and Physical Constants10m
1 practice exercise
Homework #31h 30m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Carrier Dynamics

3 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 90 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
7 videos
Radiative Transition Rate13m
Non-Radiative Transitions 111m
Non-Radiative Transitions 215m
Continuity Equation14m
Quasi-Fermi Level8m
Heterogeneous Materials14m
2 readings
Module Topics10m
Materials and Physical Constants10m
1 practice exercise
Homework #41h

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This course is part of the 100% online Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from University of Colorado Boulder. If you are admitted to the full program, your courses count towards your degree learning.

About the Semiconductor Devices Specialization

The courses in this specialization can also be taken for academic credit as ECEA 5630-5632, part of CU Boulder’s Master of Science in Electrical Engineering degree. Enroll here. 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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