EEE 355 - Physical Electronics

3 Unit(s)

Nature of atom. Basic concepts of semi-conductors charge carriers, effective mass, mobility, conductivity life time. Free electron motion in static electric and magnetic fields, electronic structure of matter, conductivity in crystalline solids. Theory of energy bands in conductors, insulators and semi- conductors; energy band diagram; atomic bonding in semiconductors; electrons in metals and electron emissions; carriers and transport phenomena in semi-conductors; characteristics of some electronic devices – junction diodes, transistors, vacuum tubes, photoresistors, photocell and light emitting diode. Continuity equation, flow equations, Hall Effect; bipolar transistors - characteristics, CB, CC, CE configurations; switching devices. Fabrication techniques of elementary discrete devices and integrated circuit (IC) technology – BJT, MOSFETs, IGBT etc.