This course gives an introduction to basic physical properties of solid materials. While some solid-state physics concepts are introduced, emphasis is on Engineering applications based on semiconductors, dielectrics, magnetic and optical materials. Operation of various electronic devices starting from basic diodes, transistors, amplifiers, LED’s and solar cells are covered. Next, the various steps involved in fabricating these electronic devices in the modern microelectronic industry are discussed.
Student Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Clearly explain the behavior of various classes of electronic materials and the reasoning behind those behaviors in a fundamental way
- Identify appropriate materials for various electrical and electronic applications based on the material properties
- Explain the operation of various electronics devices that are used in electronic circuits
- Explain the processes involved in fabrication of electronic devices involved in a microelectronic industry