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Unformatted text preview: EE 138: Electrical Properties of Materials U Semester: Fall 2009 Prerequisite: PHYS 040C Room: HMNSS 1402 Lecture: MWF 2:10 pm – 3:00 pm Discussion: M 5:10 pm ‐ 6:00 pm WAT 224 Instructor: Professor Haberer Room 418, Engineering Building Unit 2 firstname.lastname@example.org Office hours: T 4‐5 pm Teaching Assistant: Muhammad Rahman Room 109, Engineering Building Unit 2 (EE TA Office Room) email@example.com Office hours: R 3‐4 pm Course Description Introduces the electrical properties of materials. Includes the electron as a particle and a wave; hydrogen atom and the periodic table; chemical bonds; free‐electron theory of metals; band theory of solids; semiconductors and dielectrics; measurements of material properties; and growth and preparation of semiconductors. Course Objectives 1. Understand the difference in treating electrons as particles or waves 2. Understand and analyze 1D quantum mechanical problems such as potential walls and wells 3. Understand the origin of the periodic table of elements based on the model of the hydrogen atom, Pauli Exclusion Principle, etc. 4. Understand bond types in solids 5. Understand the free electron model of metals 6. Learn principles of the band theory of solids and differentiate between metals, semiconductors, and insulators 7. Understand intrinsic and extrinsic semiconductors and the physical principles of conduction for each (majority and minority carriers) 8. Understand how to conduct measurements of fundamental semiconductor properties (band gap, mobility, etc.) 9. Understand how to fabricate semiconductor materials 10. Understand the basic principles of semiconductor devices (metal‐semiconductor junctions, p‐n diodes, MOSFETs, CCDs) 11. Understand basic principles of magnetic materials and differentiate between soft and hard magnetics 12. Understand dielectrics and operation of electro‐optic devices (lasers, fiber‐optics, etc.) Topics Electrons as Particles (Ohm’s Law, Hall Effect) Electrons as Waves (electron microscope) Introductory Quantum Mechanics (potential walls, Tunneling Effects) Periodic Table of Elements Free Electron Theory of Metals (Thermionic Emission, Schottky Effect, Photoelectric Effect, Thermocouples) Band Theory of Solids (Metals, Insulators) Semiconductors (Fabrication and Characterization) Principles of Semiconductor Devices (Diodes, Zener Diodes, BJT Transistors, MOSFETS, Charge‐
Coupled Devices) Dielectric Materials (Piezolectric Devices, Ferroelectrics, Optical Fibres, LCD, Xerox Process) Magnetic Materials (Magnetic Recording, NMR, Quantum Hall Effect) Lasers and Optoelectronics (LED’s, Light Detectors, Waveguides, Optical Switching) TEXTBOOK Electrical Properties of Materials, 7th ed., by Solymar & Walsh, Oxford University Press (2004) EXAMS: All exams will be closed book and closed notes unless otherwise specified. If an exam is missed, the grade will be recorded as zero, unless prior arrangements are made with the instructor. HOMEWORK: Homework will be assigned weekly. Discussion on homework problems with the instructor, the TA, and/or classmates is highly encouraged. Nevertheless, all homework must be completed independently. Homework handed in after the specified deadline will receive no credit, unless prior arrangements are made with the instructor. Solutions will be posted on iLearn. QUIZZES: Quizzes will be based on homework assignments and will be completed in class. All quizzes will be closed book and closed notes unless otherwise specified. If a quiz is missed, the grade will be recorded as zero, unless prior arrangements are made with the instructor. GRADING: Midterms (2): 25% each Final: 30% Homework: 10% Quizzes: 10% ...
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