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 PHYS 203 Electrical And Magnetic Properties Of Materials (3-0-3)

The course material includes the following topics: Concepts of Modern Physics: photons, electronic structure of isolated atoms; atoms bonding, crystal structure, energy bands in solids, insulators, semiconductors and conductors; electrons and holes in semiconductors, drift and diffusion, mobility, recombination and lifetime, conductivity; PN junctions, I(V)characteristic, applications; photo detectors, Light emitting diodes, Solar-cell, Bipolar transistor, MOSFET and JFET, Lasers, Magnetic Properties, Use of computer to simulate the effect of various physical properties of semiconductors on the I(V)characteristics of devices.
Prerequisite: PHYS 102​