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ECE 331: Introduction to Materials for Electrical Engineers Course Objective... Introduce fundamental concepts in Materials Science and how they are used in ECE You will learn about: material structure how structure dictates properties • how electronic & physical properties are related how electronic & physical properties are related This course will help you to: • use materials properly use materials properly realize new design opportunities with materials understand the physics of semiconductor devices ECE331 Wi11 lecture 1
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ECE 331 – Intro to Materials for ECE Materials in ECE are: semiconductors, metals (e.g. Al t t ) l ( l t f LED ) Al contacts), polymers (e.g. encapsulants for LEDs) and insulators (ceramics such as silicon dioxide in FETs) Materials in ECE are single crystals, polycrystals, h l d t t amorphous layers and nanostructures Si (silicon) is NOT the only semiconductor (though Si (silicon) is the only semiconductor (though Si electronics is the world’s largest manufacturing industry), but it is the most important one and will i ! ECE331 Wi11 lecture 1 remain so!
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