Introduction to semiconductor Physics: Review of quantum mechanics, Electrons in periodic lattices, E-k diagrams, Quasiparticles in semiconductors, electrons, holes and phonons. Boltzmann transport equation and solution in the presence of low electric and magnetic fields - mobility and diffusivity; Carrier statistics; Continuity equation, Poisson's equation and their solution; High field effects: velocity saturation, hot carriers and avalanche breakdown.;Semiconductor junctions: Schottky, homo- and hetero-junction band diagrams and I-V characteristics, and small signal switching models; Two terminal and surface states devices based on semiconductor junctions.;MOS structures: Semiconductor surfaces; Theideal and nonideal MOS capacitor band diagrams and CVs; Effects of oxide charges, defects and interface states; Characterization of MOS capacitors: HF and LF CVs, avalanche injection; High field effects and breakdown.;Characterization of semi conductors: Four probe and Hall measurement; CVs for dopant profile characterization; Capacitance transients and DLTS.
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