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EE116, Spring 2015

Stanford University

Prof. E. Pop
Dept. of Electrical Engineering

General information
Course:
EE 116, Semiconductor Device Physics
Term:
Spring 2015
Units:
3
Lecture
Time: Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:50 – 2:05 pm
Location: Gates B12
General description
The fundamental operation of semiconductor devices and overview of applications. The
physical principles of semiconductors, both silicon and compound materials. Operating
principles and device equations of nano- to microscale semiconductor devices such as
diodes, LEDs, transistors and photodetectors. Introduction to quantum effects and band
theory of solids. Prerequisite: ENGR 40. Co-requisite: 101B.
Instructor
Prof. Eric Pop
E-mail: epop@stanford.edu
Office: Allen-X 335
Office hours: Monday 3-4 pm and other times by appointment
Teaching Assistant
Ching-Ying Lu
E-mail: lu18@stanford.edu
Office hours: Thursdays 3-5pm in Packard 106 and other times by appointment.
Textbook
Required: B. Van Zeghbroeck, http://ecee.colorado.edu/~bart/book/contents.htm (free!)
Strongly Recommended: C.C. Hu, http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/~hu/Book-Chaptersand-Lecture-Slides-download.html (also free!)
More References:
1. D.A. Neamen, Semiconductor Physics and Devices, 4th ed., McGraw Hill, 2011.
2. B. Streetman & S. Banerjee, Solid State Electronic Devices, 6th ed., Prentice Hall, 2005.
3. R.F. Pierret and G.W. Neudeck, Modular Series on Solid State Devices, Vol. I – IV.
4. S.M. Sze, Physics of Semiconductor Devices, 2nd ed., Wiley Interscience, 1981.
5. Britney Spears’ Guide to Semiconductor Physics, http://britneyspears.ac/lasers.htm
Grading
30% Homework
30% Midterm
40% Final
Honor code
http://www.stanford.edu/dept/vpsa/judicialaffairs
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diodes and solar cells. etc.g. but must turn in your own work Other advice:  Be comfortable with exponentials and logarithms  Be comfortable drawing and reading data from log axes  Have basic knowledge of Matlab (recommended) or Excel for plotting Ultimate goal of class: have a good physical understanding of the workings of modern nanoscale devices and electronics including transistors.5 + 1. V/A = Ω. C/s = A. Guidelines and advice for homeworks and exams:  Explain your train of thought. so we can follow along. LEDs. we can’t give credit!  If the final answer is numerical. give partial credit. μm or cm.Web site https://coursework.  Write clearly. Ex: 12. use 1015 instead  Significant figures are determined by least precise input.edu/portal/site/Sp15-EE-116-01 The course is “Sp15-EE-116-01” Homework is due by 5:00 pm on Fridays at box outside Allen 329X. if we can’t read it. No late homework is accepted. Page 2 of 2 . eV instead of J)  Avoid computer notation like 1e15. and so on)  Use units consistent with those in class (nm. please always state the units  Do a unit check (e. F×V = C.3295 = 13. not m.8  You can seek advice on homeworks.stanford. but we will drop your lowest homework score.