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ECEN 5345 - Introduction to Solid State

Catalog Data ECEN 5345 (3). Introduction to Solid State. This course covers basic crystallography, free electron theory, energy band theory semiconducting, dielectric, optical and superconducting materials, processes and devices.
Credits and Design 3 credit hours. Elective course.
Prerequisite(s) ECEN 3400, Electromagnetic Fields and Waves
Textbook Elementary Solid State Physics, M.A. Omar, 1993.
Course Objectives To introduce students to the fundamental concepts of solid state materials and their application to electrical and optical devices.
Topics Covered
  1. Crystal structure.
  2. Crystal diffraction and reciprocal lattice.
  3. Crystal vibrations.
  4. Free electron gas.
  5. Energy bands in solids.
  6. Dynamics of electrons and holes.
  7. Electrical transport.
  8. Impurities in semiconductors.
  9. Junctions and heterojunctions.
  10. Electronic and optical devices.
  11. Superconductivity.

Last revised: 08-02-11, PM, ARP.