Introduction to Semiconductors

Course Summary:

A semiconductor material is one whose electrical properties lie in between those of insulators and good conductors. Examples are: germanium and silicon.  In terms of energy bands, semiconductors can be defined as those materials which have almost an empty conduction band and almost filled valence band with a very narrow energy gap (of the order of 1 eV) separating the two.

Semiconductor: a solid substance that has conductivity between that of an insulator and that of most metals, either due to the addition of an impurity or because of temperature effects. Devices made of semiconductors, notably silicon, are essential components of most electronic circuits.

Course Objectives:

After learning this course, you will be able to understand

Semiconductors

Which are the types of Semiconductors?

Intrinsic Semiconductors

Extrinsic Semiconductors

N-type Extrinsic Semiconductor

P-type Extrinsic Semiconductor

Majority and Minority Carriers

P-N Junction Diode

Course Main Contents:

Semiconductors:

Types of Semiconductors

Intrinsic Semiconductors

Extrinsic Semiconductors

N-type Extrinsic Semiconductor

P-type Extrinsic Semiconductor

Majority and Minority Carriers

P-N Junction Diode

  • Construction
  • Working
  • V/I Characteristic
  • Diode Parameters
  • Equation of diode current

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introduction to semiconductors

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