ECE 4070

ECE 4070

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

Covers basic solid state and semiconductor physics relevant for understanding electronic and optical devices. Topics include crystalline structures, bonding in atoms and solids, energy bands in solids, electron statistics and dynamics in energy bands, effective mass equation, carrier transport in solids, Boltzmann transport equation, semiconductor homo- and hetero-junctions, optical processes in semiconductors, electronic and optical properties of semiconductor nanostructures, semiconductor quantum wells, wires, and dots, electron transport in reduced dimensions, semiconductor lasers and optoelectronics, high-frequency response of electrons in solids and plasmons.

When Offered Spring.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: ECE 4060 or a course in Basic quantum mechanics.

Comments Co-meets with MSE 6050.

Outcomes
  • Learn basic principles of solid state and semiconductor physics needed to understand modern electronic and photonic devices.
  • Learn how engineering materials and structures at the nanoscale enables novel electronic and photonic properties for a wide variety of engineering applications.
  • Learn the relationship between basic science and engineering applications.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: MSE 6050

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 12170ECE 4070  LEC 001

  • 17680ECE 4070  DIS 201