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Handout 2 ECE 315, Cornell University 1 Overview of Semiconductors and P-N Junctions What you will learn: Intrinsic (pure) and extrinsic (doped) semiconductors. Carrier statistics in equilibrium and under bias. Basic differential equations to model the semiconductor devices. Electrostatics of P-N junction diodes Diode IV: reverse bias, reverse-bias with injection, weak forward-bias, resistive. Handout 2
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Handout 2 ECE 315, Cornell University 2 2.1. Statistics of Electrons and holes in homogeneous semiconductors Electrons and holes in intrinsic semiconductors N-type and P-type doping semiconductors Electrons and holes in equilibrium and quasi-neutral relations. Carrier statistics in N-type and P-type semiconductors. Sedra and Smith: Sec. 3.7
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