EE3001 Solid State Devices

Course Details

In the last 50 years, solid state devices served as the foundation of the digital revolution which has affected all aspects of our modern life. Although fabrication of these devices is a complex process that requires close collaboration of specialists from different disciplines, the working principles of most of these devices can be learnt at the junior undergraduate level. The first part of this introductory course is to understand how material properties are affected under equilibrium and no

Course Content:Solid state devices – History and its relevance in modern worldSolids, Crystals and Electronic grade materialsFormation of energy bands in solidsConcept of hole, Density of states and Fermi levelIntrinsic and extrinsic semiconductorsEquilibrium Carrier concentrationDirect and indirect semiconductorsRecombination and Generation of carriers,Carrier transport – Drift and DiffusionEquations of state – Continuity and Poisson equationpn junction – energy band diagram, derivation of dc and ac characteristicsBipolar junction transistors – physics and characteristicsMOS capacitorMOSFET – physics, characteristics and modelingOther devices: LEDs, Solar cells, metal-semiconductor junctions, solid state memories

Course References:

[1] Robert Pierret, “Semiconductor Device Fundamentals,” Pearson Education, 2006
[2] B. G. Streetman and S. K. Banerjee, “Solid State Electronic Devices,” Prentice Hall India, 2014
[3] M. S. Tyagi, “Introduction to Semiconductor Materials and Devices”, John Wiley, 2004

Reference Books:[1] Robert Pierret, “Advanced Semiconductor Fundamentals,” Pearson, 2003[2] C.T. Sah, “Fundamentals of Solid State Electronics”, World Scientific Publishing, 1991[3] Amitava DasGupta and Nandita DasGupta, “Semiconductor Devices: Modelling And Technology”, Prentice Hall India, 2004[4] S. Karmalkar, “Solid state devices”, NPTEL video lectures available on youtube; transcripts available at