The course is intended to provide a broad perspective of the role that nanoelectronics and solid state physics plays for Engineering and to serve as the engineering foundation for subsequent, more advanced courses.
Applications starting from electrical (nano-electronics), over to magnetic (spintronics), and nanomechanical engineering perspectives will be discussed in both descriptive and quantitative terms.
The overall goals of this course are to instill physical intuition regarding nanoelectronic systems and to allow students to develop an appreciation for how engineering and mathematics can be applied to the analysis and constructive manipulation of these.
Electronics of Solids
E C E 466
( 3 Credits )
Electronic, optical and thermal properties of crystalline solids. Energy-momentum dispersion of fundamental particles and excitations in solids leading to microscopic theories of conductivity, polarizability and permeability. Influence of materials characteristics on the performance of electronic and photonic devices.
ECE 335, 305, or consent of instructor
Department: ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGR College: College of Engineering