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MSE400 : Electronic, Magnetic, and Optical Materials for Modern Device Technology

Application of solid state phenomona in engineering structures such as microelectronic, magnetic and optical devices. Review of quantum mechanical descriptions of crystalline solids Microelectronic, magnetic and optical proerties of devices, fabrication and process methods.

Prerequisites: MSE 242
Textbook: Principles of Electronic Materials Devices - Safa O. Kasap

Course Topics:

  1. Review of quantum mechanics and the Schrodinger equation
  2. Energy bands in crystals
  3. Conduction process in metals and semiconductors
  4. Epitaxial growth
  5. Semiconductors: intrinsic and extrinsic
  6. Semiconductor junctions and transistors
  7. Semiconductor device manufacturing: ion implantation, thermal oxidation, and metallization, patterning, etching, lithography
  8. Very large scale integration (VLSI)
  9. Ferroelectrics
  10. Conducting polymers and organic semiconductors
  11. Optical properties: atomistic and quantum mechanical considerations
  12. Optical devices: laser, diodes
  13. Dielectrics
  14. Fiber optics and optical coatings
  15. Magnetic materials: properties, microstructure, and processes
  16. Permanent magnets and transformers,
  17. Recording and memory devices
  18. Materials issues in packaging

Course Objectives:

  1. To provide students with a foundation in electronic, magnetic, and photonic materials to prepare them for jobs in industry or research in this field.
  2. To apply concepts of solid state physics to materials and devices
  3. To teach students basic concepts of device design and fabrication
  4. To expose the students to technologies used in modern microelectronic and optoelectronic industries

Assessment Tools:

  1. In-class closed book exams
  2. Weekly problem sets
  3. Final Project