syllabus_2010 - MSE/ENGRD 2620 Electronic Materials for the...

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MSE/ENGRD 2620 – Electronic Materials for the Information Age Course Syllabus — Spring 2010 Office Office Hours Phone e-mail Prof: Michael O. Thompson 328 Bard Hall Wed: 5:00-7:00 pm 255-4714 mot1@cornell.edu TA: Taro Naoi 158 Bard Hall tan42@cornell.edu Course Catalog: Examines the electrical and optical properties of materials. Topics include the mechanism of electrical conduction in metals, semiconductors and insulators; tuning of electrical properties in semiconductors; charge transport across metal/semiconductor and semiconductor/semiconductor junctions; interaction of materials with light; semiconductor electronic devices; and the materials science of device fabrication. Applications in microelectronics, solar cells, thin film, and display technologies are discussed. Objective: Students will become familiar with the fundamental chemistry and physics underlying various electronic, magnetic and optical properties of materials. They will be able to use these fundamentals to understand and analyze the behavior of common electronic devices including the p-n junction diode, MOSFET transistors, LEDs, and solar cells. Based on current nanofabrication technologies, they will be able to analyze and design many of the unit processes involved in the fabrication of devices. Finally, they will recognize the rapidly changing nature of electronic materials and will be able to assess the underlying advantages and challenges involved. Class Time: Tues/Thur 10:10-11:25 Kimball B-11 Thur 3:30-4:25 recitation Known absences: 25-Feb and 20-Apr – will be dates of the in-class prelims Labs: Supporting labs will be coupled with recitation. These will be split/merged with MSE2060 on Tues/Thur afternoons. Labs are supporting and not central to the course. An optional laboratory in device fabrication (Duffield cleanroom) will be available to a subset.
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