Cannot be taken with: EEE335, EEE337

Aims/Description: This module aims to describe the generic circuit elements, analogue and digital and their associated properties which are typically used within IC circuits. Additionally, this module aims to bring you a level of understanding of VLSI design, such that you can design basic circuits. Having considered integrated electronics at a circuit level, this module will then look at the fundamental properties of semiconductor materials and devices. It will introduce properties of semiconductor materials such as Si, GaAs and GaN. The semiconductor material properties will be used to design a range of devices including solar cell, photodetector, LEDs, Lasers and microwave devices. Heterojunctions and nanostructures (such as quantum wells) will be introduced to improve semiconductor device performance. The module also aims to provide the knowledge to exploit semiconductor properties, material selection and approaches in device designs.

Staff Contact: SEED NICHOLAS L
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Course work

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