Dec 08, 2022  
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2022 
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2022
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NANO 4316 - Micro/Nano Electronic Devices and Characterization

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: NANO 4313  Introduction to Material Science
This course introduces the Micro/Nano Electronic Devices and Characterization to the students. The course aims at introducing the students to the semiconductors, and operation and application of electronic solid-state devices such as diodes, Metal Oxide Semiconductor Field Effect Transistors (MOSFETs) and Bipolar Junction Transistors (BJTs), and optoelectronic devices such as emitters, detectors, and modulators. Fabrication of these devices and how they can be used to design circuits that provide important electronic functions. CMOS integrated circuits will be introduced with an emphasis on fabrication processes, and scaling behavior. Design, and simulation of sub-micron CMOS circuits. Limitations of current technologies and possible impact of nanoelectronic technologies.


Upon completion of the course, students will be able to,

  1. Discuss the semiconductor properties
  2. Explain doping of semiconductors
  3. Explain the basic p-n junction characteristics
  4. Exemplify the electronic devices using p-n junctions
  5. Explain the electronic band structure semiconductor materials
  6. Explain the electronic crystal structure semiconductor materials
  7. Exemplify the applications nanoelectronics
  8. Explain the working principles of Photodetectors
  9. Explain the working principles of Emitters
  10. Explain the working principles of Modulators:
  11. Discuss the role of nanoelectronics in integrated circuits design and technology
  12. Discuss the limitations of microelectronics industry and the future nanoelectronics device.

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