ENGS 122: Semiconductor Theory and Devices


Not offered 2015-2016


ENGS 24, ENGS 32, and ENGS 60 or equivalents

Identical to PHYS 126

Elementary physics (classical and quantum) is applied to create models for the behavior of semiconductor devices. The distribution of electron energy, the gap between energy bands, and the mechanisms of current flow are derived. The pn junction and its variations, bipolar junction transistor, junction field effect transistor, and MOSFET devices are studied. Other devices studied are chosen from among opto-electronic and heterojunction devices.