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MSE 703  Fall – Interaction of Electrons With Solids
  • Students
  • Tests
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  • Student Seminars - discuss (1) basic physical phenomena behind the device or effect, (2) performance and limitations, and (3) common applications. Presentations should be 10-12 minutes long, 3-5 min for questions (total 15 min max); 6-8 slides max, pptx format.

Tentative seminar dates: November 16, 21, 28, 30, 8:05 AM, EB1 3003; All presentations are due by November 14, 5PM to sitar@ncsu.edu

    • 1. Si doping technology: diffusion (Possible dopants (n/p-doping), Technology, Limitations) –
    • 2. Si doping technology: implantation (Possible dopants (n/p-doping), Technology, Possible damage to the crystal, Advantages and Limitations) – Cruz
    • 3. Thermistors (Basic Physics, Device structure, Temperature dependent resistivity, Different thermistor types and operation modes, Applications) – Wu
    • 4. Thermoelectric effect (Basic Physics, Devices (Thermocouples Peltier effect), Applications) – Ke
    • 5. Hall effect (Physics background, Experimental setup, Hall constant, Limitations) – Breckenridge
    • 6. Impact ionization and avalanche breakdown (Basic physics, Devices and Applications) –
    • 7. Metal-semiconductor contacts (Work function and Fermi level, Schottky and Ohmic contacts, Barrier heights for electrons and holes, XPS) – Wang
    • 8. Schottky diode (Structure and band diagram, I-V curves, Metals and semiconductors, On-resistance and breakdown voltage, Applications) –Shin
    • 9. p-n and p-i-n diodes (Structure and band diagram, I-V curves, semiconductors, On-resistance and breakdown voltage, Applications) – Creange
    • 10. Tunneling devices (Physics, Structure/Realization, Applications) –
    • 11. Solar cells (Si-based solar cells, Band diagram, Current voltage characteristic with and without illumination, Short circuit current and open circuit voltage, maximum power, Shockley–Queisser limit) – Lapin
    • 12. Bipolar junction transistor (Structure, NPN, PNP transistor, Heterojunction bipolar transistor, Operation mode, Applications) –
    • 13. Field effect transistor (Structure of a FET, Gate, Source, Drain, Band diagram & I-V-curve, Types, Applications) – Mirrielees
    • 14. Cryo Physics – How do we achieve ultra low T (Cooling phenomena, approaches and technologies) –
    • 15. Superconducting magnets (How do we achieve and maintain high magnetic fields, Limits, Applications) –
    • 16. Josephson effect (Physics, Applications, SQID) –
    • 17. Amorphous silicon (Physics behind it, Applications) –
    • 18. Conductive polymers (Conduction mechanisms, Control of conductivity, Applications) – Yoo
  • Homework
  • Miscellaneous