Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9101045391998Physics of Semiconductors IElective118
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
Physics of semiconductors I is aimed at graduate students of physics and engineering for an fundamental course on semiconductor devices.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Assist.Prof.Dr.Teoman YILDIZ
Learning Outcomes
1To be able to learn the applications of semiconductor devices in daily life.
2To be able to understand the properties of the new devices which are improved by technological developments.
3To be able to understand the basic principles of semiconductor devices.
4To be able to make and apply a semiconductor circuit design.
5To be able to review of literature, to be able to present and to be able to evaluate the results.
6To be able to apply modern techniques and methods and to use modern tools which are neccessary for electronic circuit applications.
7To be able to identify and analysis and evaluate of semiconductor electronic circuits.
8To be able to apply the information of mathematics, science and engineering to the analysis of semiconductor device problems.
9To be able to understand crystal properties and growth of semiconductors.
10To be able to present the physical properties of semiconductor devices.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Crystal properties and growth of semiconductors, Atoms and Electrons, Energy bands and charge carriers in semiconductors, Excess carriers in semiconductors, Junctions, p-n junctions.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Crystal lattices, Crystal growth,
2Atoms and electrons, Bohr model, Quantum mechanics, Atomic structure and periodic table,
3Bonding forces and energy bands in solids, Charge carriers in semiconductors, Carrier concentrations, Drift of carriers in electric and magnetic fields,Problem Solving
4Excess carriers in semiconductors: Optical absorption, Luminescense,
5Carrier lifetime and photoconductivity, Diffusion of carriers,Problem Solving
6Junctions: Fabrication of p-n junctions, Equilibrium conditions, Forward and reverse-biased junctions,
7Steady state conditions, Reverse-bias breakdown, Transient and ac conditions,Problem Solving
8 Midterm
9Effects of contact potential on carrier injection, Graded junctions,Problem Solving
10Schottky barriers, Heterojunctions,
11p-n junction diodes, Tunnel diode, Breakdown diode, Photodiodes,Problem Solving
12Light emitting diodes and lasers,
13Bipolar junction transistors: Fundamentals of BJT operation, BJT fabrication,Problem Solving
14Bipolar junction transistors as amplificator and switcher ,
15The load line and working point of generalized biasing BJT, Other important effects, Frequency limitations of transistors.Problem Solving
16Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Course Book: 1-Solid State Electronic Devices, Ben G. Streetman, , Fourth Edt., Prentice Hall, 1995 Helper Books: 1- Introduction to Semiconductor Materials and Devices, M.S. Tyagi, Wiley, New York, 1991 2- Physical Foundations of Solid State and Electron Devices, A. M. Ferendeci, Mc Graw Hill, New York, 1991
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Examination1100
SUM100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Sınavı1100
SUM100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
SUM100
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Makeup Examination122
Problem Solving7214
Discussion14228
Question-Answer14228
Report Preparation8756
Report Presentation8216
Individual Study for Homework Problems6424
Individual Study for Mid term Examination13030
Individual Study for Final Examination13030
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)232
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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