CSVTU BE VI Semester ET&T Advanced Semiconductor Devices Syllabus

Chhattisgarh Swami Vivekanand Technical University, Bhilai

Semester : VI Branch: Electronics & Telecommunication

Subject: Advanced Semiconductor Devices

Total Theory Periods: 40 Total Tutorial Periods: Nil

Total Marks in End Semester Examination: 80

Minimum number of Class tests to be conducted: Two


Metal Semiconductor Devices:


Metal-vacuum boundary: Schottky effect, Metal-Semiconductor boundary:

Ohmic contact, Current transport across a metal-semiconductor boundary, Metal-Insulator-Semiconductor


(MIS) System, Metal-Semiconductor-Field -Effect-Transistor (MESFET), Charge Coupled Devices (CCDs)



Semiconductor Tunnel Devices:


Tunneling from the point of view of quantum measurement, Analysis of the

Tunneling effect; Tunneling probability, Tunneling current density, Resonant tunneling. Tunnel Diodes;


Qualitative and quantitative explanation of the Tunnel Diode I-V characteristics, Tunneling in a resonant


tunneling diode, Indirect tunneling, Excess current, Thermal current in a tunnel diode, Dependence of tunnel


diode characteristics on various parameters.



Transferred – Electron Devices:


Introduction, Transferred – Electron effect; Bulk Electron Negative

Differential Resistivity, Modes of Operation; Ideal – Uniform Field mode, Accumulation Layer Mode, Transit


Time Dipole Layer Mode, Quenched Dipole Layer Mode, Limited Space Charge Accumulated Mode. Device


performances; Cathode Contacts, Power-Frequency Performance and Noise, Functional Devices.





Introduction, Basic Device Characteristics; Non-equilibrium condition, Linear and Saturation

regions, Sub threshold region, Non-uniform Doping and Buried Channel Devices, Short-Channel Effects,


MOSFET Structures; Scaled Down devices, HMOS, DMOS, Recessed-Channel MOSFET, Schottky-Barrier


Source and Drain, Thin Film Transistor, SOI, VMOS, HEXFET.



Transistor Structures:


Electron Transport in short devices and Compound Semiconductor Technology,

Permeable Base Transistors, Plannar Doped Barrier Devices, Real Space Transfer and Hot Electron Injection


Transistors, Superlattice Devices.


Name of Text Books:

1. Physics of Semiconductor Devices, S.M Sze, Wiley Student Edition

2. Physics of Semiconductor Devices, Michael Shur, PHI

Name of Reference Books:

1. Physics of Semiconductor Devices


Dilip K. Roy, University Press

2. Semiconductor Devices-Modelling & Technology, Nandita Dasgupta & Amitava Dasgupta, PHI



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