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    EE 5340Semiconductor Device Theory

    Lecture 1 - Fall 2009

    Professor Ronald L. [email protected]

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    Web Pages

    * Review the following

    R. L. Carters web page

    EE 5340 web page and syllabus

    University and College Ethics Policies

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    First Assignment

    Send e-mail to [email protected] On the subject line, put 5340 e-mail

    In the body of message include email address: ______________________

    Your Name*: _______________________

    Last four digits of your Student ID: _____* Your name as it appears in the UTA

    Record - no more, no less

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    Teaching Assistant: Ardasheir [email protected] (Office: 206 ELB. Office hours:

    10 to 12 Tu/Th, and 8 to 12 Friday.)Attendance Policy: Attendance at every class sessionfor the entire 80-minute period is strongly advised.Lectures will be posted at by 4 PM theday before class. Bring a copy to class. In order tovalidate your attendance, Assignment 1 given in thefirst lecture must be submitted. If not, you will bedropped from class for non-attendance.

    Text:RDevice Electronics for Integrated Circuits, 3rded., by Richard S. Muller, Theodore I. Kamins, andMansun Chan, John Wiley and Sons, New York, 2003.ISBN: 0-471-59398-2.

    mailto:[email protected]://[email protected]
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    Reference Texts: (Books on reserve in the Science andEngineering Library are marked R.)R

    Devices for Integrated Circuits: Silicon and III-VCompound Semiconductors, by H. Craig Casey, Jr., JohnWiley & Sons, New York, 1999.RSemiconductor Physics and Devices, by Donald A.Neamen, Irwin, Chicago, 1997.RDevice Electronics for Integrated Circuits, 2nd ed., byMuller and Kamins, Wiley, New York, 1986.RFundamentals of Semiconductor Theory and DevicePhysics, by Shyh Wang, Prentice Hall, 1989.R

    Semiconductor Physical Electronics, by Sheng S. Li,Plenum Press, New York, 1993.RPhysics of Semiconductor Devices, by S. M. Sze,Wiley-Interscience, New York, 1981.

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    Spice References: (Books on reserve in the Scienceand Engineering Library are markedR.)R

    MicroSim PSpice for Windows, 2nd ed, by Goody,Prentice-Hall, Upper Saddle River, N.J., 1998.RComputer-Aided Circuit Analysis Using PSpice byWalter Banzhaf, Regents/Prentice Hall, EnglewoodCliffs, NJ, 1992RSPICE: A Guide to Circuit Simulation and AnalysisUsing PSpice, 3rd ed., by Paul W. Tuinenga, PrenticeHall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1995.RSchematic Capture with MicroSim Pspice: for Windows

    3.1, 4th

    Ed., by Herniter, 2000, Prentice-HallPSpiceTM information to be determined

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    Use of e-mail: Updates of class information are sentby e-mail. For this reason e-mail addresses are

    collected through Assignment 1. Questions should besent to [email protected] Always include the coursenumber, EE5340, in the Subject line of e-mail messagesto me. Answers will be sent to the EE5340 list if theyare of general interest to the class. EE students shouldalso subscribe to EE_GRADS atSUSCRIBE_EE_GRADS to receive EE Departmentinformation.Problems: The problem assignments to be given in the

    syllabus have been selected for your study, but will notbe collected or graded. The study of the problemsassigned will be helpful in preparing for the tests andfinal.

    mailto:[email protected]://[email protected]
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    Tests: Sample tests are posted at Tests will be on thefollowing dates: 9/24, 10/29, and the Final Exam on 12/8.Grade Calculation: Grade = (Test1 + Test2 + Project +Final)/4. Note that there are ONLY four components in thegrade calculation.Grading Scale:

    A = 90 and aboveB = 75 to 89C = 60 to 74D = 50 to 59F = 49 and below

    Project Assignment: See Click to downloadProject AssignmentStudent Evaluation of Teaching: Students will completeevaluation forms at the end of the semester.
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    CL DATE DAY ASSIGNMENTS Important Dates1 25-Aug-09 Tu Ch. 1 - Semiconductor Electronics, P1:1,3,4,6,8,18

    2 27-Aug-09 Th Appendix 1A - Electric Fields

    3 01-Sep-09 Tu

    4 03-Sep-09 Th Ch. 2 - Silicon Technology, P2:15,18,19,20 Labor Day Holiday 9/7

    5 08-Sep-09 Tu Ch. 3 - Metal-Semiconductor Contacts, P3:2,3,4,5,7,16

    6 10-Sep-09 Th

    7 15-Sep-09 Tu Project Assigned

    8 17-Sep-09 Th Ch. 4 - pn Junctions, P4:1,2,5,6,9,14

    9 22-Sep-09 Tu

    10 24-Sep-09 Th Test 1

    11 29-Sep-09 Tu Ch. 4 - pn Junctions, continued

    12 01-Oct-09 Th

    13 06-Oct-09 Tu Ch. 5 Currents in pn Junctions - P5:1,2,3,6,9,11,19,21

    14 08-Oct-09 Th

    15 13-Oct-09 Tu

    Lecture, Assignment, Quiz and Test Schedule(Lectures at 4 PM the

    day before class. Bring a copy to class.)
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    16 15-Oct-09 Th Ch. 6 - Bipolar Transistors I, P6:1,5,8,9,12,13,16,17

    17 20-Oct-09 Tu

    18 22-Oct-09 Th

    19 27-Oct-09 Tu

    20 29-Oct-09 Th Test 2

    21 03-Nov-09 Tu Ch. 7 - Bipolar Transistors II, P7:1,2,7,9,11,23,29

    22 05-Nov-09 Th

    23 10-Nov-09 Tu Ch. 8 - Properties of the MOS System, P8:1,2,4,7,12,1524 12-Nov-09 Th Project Due

    25 17-Nov-09 Tu

    26 19-Nov-09 Th Ch. 9 - MOSFETs I, P9:1,3,5,7,14,21,

    27 24-Nov-09 Tu 11/26-29 - Thanksgiving Holiday

    28 01-Dec-09 Tu Ch. 10 - MOSFETs II, P10:1,2,4,8

    29 03-Dec-09 Th Last Class

    30 08-Dec-09 Tu Final 8-10:30 AM

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    Notes:1.This syllabus may be changed by the instructor as needed

    for good adademic practice. Use the "refresh" or "reload"function on your browser.2.Quizzes and tests are open book (must have a legallyobtained copy-no Xerox copies) OR one handwritten page ofnotes. Calculator allowed.3.There will be no make-up, or early exams given.Attendance is required for all tests.4.Americans with Disabilities Act: The University of Texasat Arlington is on record as being committed to both the

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    Disabilities Act (ADA), pursuant to section 504 of theRehabilitation Act, there is renewed focus on providing this

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    5. Academic Integrity: It is the philosophy of TheUniversity of Texas at Arlington that academicdishonesty is a completely unacceptable mode of conduct

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    6. Submit a signed copy of COE Ethics policy). Review the contents of this

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    scope that have a completion date during or followingthis week unless specified in the class syllabus. DuringFinal Review Week, an instructor shall not give any

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    Quantum Concepts

    Bohr Atom

    Light Quanta (particle-like waves)

    Wave-like properties of particles

    Wave-Particle Duality

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    Bohr model for

    Hydrogen atom Electron (-q) rev.

    around proton (+q)

    Coulomb force,F = q2/4or2,q = 1.6E-19 Coul,o=8.854E-14Fd/cm

    QuantizationL = mvr = nh/2,h =6.625E-34J-sec

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    Bohr model for

    the H atom (cont.) En= -(mq4)/[8o2h2n2] ~ -13.6 eV/n2


    = [n2o

    h2]/[mq2] ~ 0.05 nm = 1/2 Ao

    for n=1, ground state

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    Bohr model for

    the H atom (cont.)En= - (mq4)/[8o2h2n2]

    ~ -13.6 eV/n2 *

    rn= [n2oh2]/[mq2]~ 0.05 nm = 1/2 Ao *

    *for n=1, groundstate

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    Energy Quanta for

    Light Photoelectric Effect:

    Tmax is the energy of the electronemitted from a material surface whenlight of frequency f is incident.

    fo, frequency for zero KE, matl spec. h is Plancks (a universal) constant

    h = 6.625E-34 J-sec

    stopomax qVffhmvT2



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    Photon: A particle

    -like wave E = hf, the quantum of energy for

    light. (PE effect & black body rad.)

    f = c/ , c = 3E8m/sec, = wavelength From Poyntings theorem (em waves),

    momentum density = energy density/c

    Postulate a Photon momentump = h/ = hk, h = h/2 wavenumber, k = 2 /

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    Wave-particle duality

    Compton showed p = hkinitial - hkfinal, soan photon (wave) is particle-like

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    Wave-particle duality

    DeBroglie hypothesized a particlecould be wave-like, = h/p

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    Wave-particle duality

    Davisson and Germer demonstratedwave-like interference phenomena for

    electrons to complete the dualitymodel

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    Newtonian Mechanics

    Kinetic energy, KE = mv2/2 = p2/2mConservation of Energy Theorem

    Momentum, p = mvConservation of Momentum Thm

    Newtons second Law

    F = ma = m dv/dt = m d2x/dt2

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    Quantum Mechanics

    Schrodingers wave equation developedto maintain consistence with wave-

    particle duality and other quantumeffects

    Position, mass, etc. of a particle

    replaced by a wave function, (x,t) Prob. density = | (x,t) (x,t)|

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    Schrodinger Equation

    Separation of variables gives(x,t) = (x) (t)

    The time-independent part of theSchrodinger equation for a singleparticle with Total E = E and PE = V.

    The Kinetic Energy, KE = E - V2





    mE V x x

    h2( )

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    Solutions for the

    Schrodinger Equation Solutions of the form of

    (x) = A exp(jKx) + B exp (-jKx)

    K = [82m(E-V)/h2]1/2 Subj. to boundary conds. and norm.

    (x) is finite, single-valued, conts.

    d (x)/dx is finite, s-v, and conts.1dxxx

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    *Fundamentals of SemiconductorTheory and Device Physics, by Shyh

    Wang, Prentice Hall, 1989.**Semiconductor Physics & Devices,by Donald A. Neamen, 2nd ed., Irwin,