Solid-State Electronics for Integrated Circuits (APh/EE 9)
- 6 units (2-2-2); first, second terms; six units credit for the freshman laboratory requirement
- Prerequisite: successful completion of APh/EE 9a is a prerequisite for enrollment in APh/EE 9b
- Introduction to solid-state electronics, including physical modeling and device fabrication
- Topics: semiconductor crystal growth and device fabrication technology, carrier modeling, doping, generation and recombination, pn junction diodes, MOS capacitor and MOS transistor operation, and deviations from ideal behavior
- Laboratory includes computer aided layout and fabrication and testing of light emitting diodes, transistors, and inverters. Students learn photolithography and use of vacuum systems, furnaces, and device-testing equipment
Nanotechnology (EE/APh 180)
- 6 Units (3-0-3); second term
- Explore the techniques and applications of nanofabrication and miniaturization of devices to the smallest scale.
- Focused on the understanding of the technology of miniaturization, its history and present trends towards building devices and structures on the nanometer scale.
- Examples of applications of nanotechnology in the electronics, communications, data storage and sensing world are described, and the underlying physics as well as limitations of the present technology is discussed.
- Topics: Nanofabrication, Imaging and Measurement of Nanostructures, Nanophotonics and Nanoelectronics, Magnetics and Fluidics, Integrated Miniaturized Systems