Spring 2021 - PHYS 365 D100

Semiconductor Device Physics (3)

Class Number: 1694

Delivery Method: Remote

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 19, 2021
    8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Corequisites:

    PHYS 285; PHYS 321; both with a minimum grade of C-, or permission from the department.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Structure and properties of semiconductors, semiconductor theory, theory and operation of semiconductor devices, semiconductor device technology. Students with credit for ENSC 224 or ENSC 324 may not take PHYS 365 for further credit. Quantitative.

COURSE DETAILS:

COURSE OUTLINE:

  • crystal lattices, elemental and compound semiconductor structure
  • quantum mechanics, electrons, holes, density-of-states, effective mass
  • equilibrium, carrier statistics, band structure, transport properties
  • excess carriers, non-equilibrium, optical properties
  • pn junctions, heterojunctions, ohmic contacts
  • optoelectronics, field effect transistors
  • nanoscale devices

DELIVERY:

Lectures: synchronous and interactive. Some credit awarded for in-class participation. Will be recorded.  
Tutorials: synchronous and interactive. Review-style sessions.
Independent project presentations: In-class via video plus written report with follow-up one-on-one video Q&A with instructor.  
Tests (1 midterm during the term; synchronous).  
Final exam: synchronous. Date TBD. 

Students who cannot write their exam during the course’s scheduled exam time must request accommodation from their instructor in writing, clearly stating the reason for this request, before the end of the first week of classes.

Grading

  • Homework 10%
  • Class Participation 10%
  • Midterm exam 30%
  • Presentation Project 20%
  • Final exam 30%

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

Required Textbook:
Neaman, Semiconductor Device Physics and Devices

Required computer resources:

  • reliable high-speed internet access
  • computer or tablet with webcam and microphone
  • smartphone with camera
  • Canvas with Blackboard Collaborate Zoom

Department Undergraduate Notes:

Students who cannot write their exam during the course's scheduled exam time must request accommodation from their instructor in writing, clearly stating the reason for this request, before the end of the first week of classes.

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

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Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

TEACHING AT SFU IN SPRING 2021

Teaching at SFU in spring 2021 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112).