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Course Unit Title : Introduction to Semiconductors
Course Unit Code : 01FEN5116
Type of Course Unit : Optional
Level of Course Unit : Second Cycle
Year of Study : Preb
Semester : 255.Semester
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated : 6,00
Name of Lecturer(s) : ---
Course Assistants :
Learning Outcomes of The Course Unit : 1) To learn electronic properties of semiconductors and metals.
2) To learn the theoretical models which can explain the physical characteristics of semiconductors.
3) To design some appropriate electronic devices used in techonology.
4) to define a problem and propose a solution for it, and to solve the problem, evaluate the results and apply them if it is necessary in his/her areas of expertise
Mode of Delivery : Face-To-Face
Prerequisities and Co-requisities Courses : Unavailable
Recommended Optional Programme Components : Unavailable
Course Contents : Statistics of Carriers, Statistics of Carriers, Energy and Velocity Distribution Functions, Fermi-Dirac Statistics, Thermodynamics and Equilibrium, Band Theory of Solids, Various Types of Semiconductors, Contact Problems in Metals and Semiconductors, Preparation of Semiconductor Materials, Carrier Concentrations in Semiconductors, Current Flow in Semiconductors; Current due to Diffusion, Boltzman?s Transport Equation, Recombination of Hole-Electron Pairs, Continuity Equations, Thermionic Emission.
Languages of Instruction : Turkish-English
Course Goals : To learn current mechanism of various metal-semiconductor contacts and p-n junctions, the respons of them against voltage applied various tempatures and frequencess.
Course Aims : To understand the current mechanism and current-voltage characteristics of semiconductor materials.
WorkPlacement   Not Available
Recommended or Required Reading
Textbook : 1. Ziel A., Solid State Physical Electronics, Prentice-Hall, Inc Clifes, New Jersey, 1968.
2.Donald A. Neamen, Semiconductor Physics and Devices, Basic Prencipiles, 4th ed.
3.3. Jhon Allison, Electronic Engineering Semiconductors and Devices, McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1990
Additional Resources : 1. Ziel A., Solid State Physical Electronics, Prentice-Hall, Inc Clifes, New Jersey, 1968.
2.Donald A. Neamen, Semiconductor Physics and Devices, Basic Prencipiles, 4th ed.
3.3. Jhon Allison, Electronic Engineering Semiconductors and Devices, McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1990
Material Sharing
Documents :
Assignments :
Exams :
Additional Material :
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Lectures, Practical Courses, Presentation, Seminar, Project, Laboratory Applications (if necessary)
ECTS / Table Of Workload (Number of ECTS credits allocated)
Student workload surveys utilized to determine ECTS credits.
Activity :
Number Duration Total  
Course Duration (Excluding Exam Week) :
14 3 42  
Time Of Studying Out Of Class :
14 3 42  
Homeworks :
4 10 40  
Presentation :
0 0 0  
Project :
0 0 0  
Lab Study :
0 0 0  
Field Study :
0 0 0  
Visas :
1 20 20  
Finals :
1 25 25  
Workload Hour (30) :
30  
Total Work Charge / Hour :
169  
Course's ECTS Credit :
6      
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Studies During Halfterm :
Number Co-Effient
Visa :
1 80
Quiz :
0 0
Homework :
16 20
Attendance :
0 0
Application :
0 0
Lab :
0 0
Project :
0 0
Workshop :
0 0
Seminary :
0 0
Field study :
0 0
   
TOTAL :
100
The ratio of the term to success :
50
The ratio of final to success :
50
TOTAL :
100
Weekly Detailed Course Content
Week Topics  
1 The Structure of Solids
  Study Materials: Textbook
2 Statistics of Carriers, Energy and Velocity Distribution Functions
  Study Materials: Textbook
3 Fermi-Dirac Statistics
  Study Materials: Textbook
4 Thermodynamics and Equilibrium
  Study Materials: Textbook
5 Band Theory of Solids
  Study Materials: Textbook
6 Various Types of Semiconductors
  Study Materials: Textbook
7 Contact Problems in Metals and Semiconductors
  Study Materials: Textbook
8 Preparation of Semiconductor Materials
  Study Materials: Textbook
9 Carrier Concentrations in Semiconductors
  Study Materials: Textbook
10 Current Flow in Semiconductors; Current due to Diffusion
  Study Materials: Textbook
11 Boltzman?s Transport Equation
  Study Materials: Textbook
12 Recombination of Hole-Electron Pairs
  Study Materials: Textbook
13 Continuity Equations
  Study Materials: Textbook
14 Thermionic Emission
  Study Materials: Textbook
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