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ENGG 122 - Advanced Topics in Semiconductor Devices

Description

The MOS device structure is the backbone of nearly all modern microelectronics. In this course the gate-insulator-semiconductor structure, commonly referred to as the metal-oxide- semiconductor or MOS structure, will be studied. The historical background of MOS devices and their fabrication will be briefly reviewed, as well as the basic MOS structure for accumulation, depletion and inversion. Advanced issues such as work function, trapped charge, interface traps, non-equilibrium operation and re-equilibration processes will be covered. Analysis of MOS in 1D including capacitance will be performed. The MOSFET will be analyzed with attention on short-channel effects, scaling, drain-induced barrier lowering, etc. The relationship between physics-based MOS device analysis and TCAD modelling will be explored. Other devices utilizing the MOS concept will be discussed, including power devices, CCDs and imaging devices, and FINFETs. The effects of radiation and other reliability issues will also be addressed.

Prerequisites

ENGS 60 or equivalents

Offered

Term
Time
Location / Method
Instructor(s)
Term: Fall 2023
Time: J
Location:
Instructors:

William J. Scheideler


Term: Fall 2022
Time: J
Location:
Instructors:

William J. Scheideler


Term: Fall 2021
Time: 10A
Location:

MacLean 001

Instructors:

William J. Scheideler