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Course Outline ^{Click}**

**Content: Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4,
5 and, if time permits, a few sections in Ch. 7 from the textbook (Ch. 6 is not covered).
The textbook is Principles of Electronic
Materials and Dvices 3rd Edition, S.O. Kasap, McGraw-Hill. Plus
Selected Topics listed below**

New Download the following from Selected Topics at Web-Materials or from the CDROM in the textbook

**Password:** 3rd Edition, page 223,
the first word in the name of Equation 3.33. (__Case sensitive__)

**Units, Constants and Conversions [PDF]** v.1.0, 15 Apr 2001

**Bonding in Molecules and Solids [PDF]****
**v.1.1, 17 Dec 2001 **
**Covalent bonding, ionic bonding and van der Waals bonding
explained by using solved problems. Bulk modulus

**Secondary Bonding [PDF]****
**v.1.0, 15 Apr 2001

**Young's Modulus and Bonding: A First Order Treatment
[PDF]**** **
v.1.0, 10 Apr 2001

**Young's Modulus and Bonding [PDF]** v.1.0, 10 Apr 2001

**Solids: Elementary Concepts [PDF]****
**v.1.0, 12 Apr 2001

**Elementary Crystals [PDF]****
**v.1.0, 10 Apr 2001

**Ionic Crystals, Cohesive Energy and the Madelung
Constant [PDF]**** **v.1.0,
10 Apr 2001

**Ionic Crystals and Cohesive Energy [PDF]** v.1.0, 10 Apr 2001

**Metal
Film Interconnects in Microelectronics [PDF]****
**v.1.0, 10 Apr 2001

Resistivity of thin films and polycrystalline interconnects explained
by Matthiessen's rule. Fuchs-Sondheimer equation. Mayadas-Shatzkes
equation.

**Joule's Law and Electrical Conductivity [PDF]****
**v.1.0, 10 Apr 2001

**Thermal Conductivity [PDF]**** **v.1.0, 10 Apr
2001

**Electrical and Thermal Conductivity of Metals: Concepts and Solved
Problems [PDF]**** **v.2.0, 29 Dec 2001

Concepts followed by worked examples.

**Thermoelectric Effects in Metals: Thermocouples [PDF]**
v.1.0, 06 Nov 2001

The Mott-Jones theory of thermoelectricity of metals and the thermocouple
equation.

**Hall Effect [PDF]** v.1.0, 12 Apr 2001

Principles followed by worked examples.

**Radiation Theory of the Electrical Fuse [PDF]****
**v.1.1, 17 Dec 2002

**Phonons
and Lattice Vibrations** Password is your course code, case sensitive

**X-Ray Diffraction and Crystal Structures [PDF]** v.1.0, 10
Apr 2001

**EE820 PROJECTS / TERM PAPERS**

**Not to exceed 12 pages, single-line spaced, including figures and
references). Choose 1 topic only**

**Amorphous Semiconductors
(hydrogenated amorphous silicon)
**

Diffusion, Oxidation and Silicon Dioxide: Fundamentals and Semiconductor Fabrication

Crystal Growth Techniques including MBE

Electrical Conduction in Metals and Thin Films

Thermal Expansion and Conductivity of Solids: Metals, Semiconductors, Polymers, Glasses

Metallic Glasses

Vacuum Deposition of Thin Films

Carbon in Electronics (includes graphene and diamond)

Field Assisted Thermionic Emission, Field Emission, and Applications

Seebeck Effect in Metals and Semiconductors, and Applications

Electronic Properties of Carbon Nano-Tubes

Bloch Waves and the 1-D Kronig-Penning Model

The Boltzmann Transport Equation and Applications

The Textbook (http://electronicmaterials.usask.ca/)

* Principles
of Electronic Materials and Devices, Third Edition
*S.O. Kasap (McGraw-Hill,
2005-06)

The 3^{rd}
edition is vastly different than the 2^{nd} edition; and you
need to have the 3^{rd} edition to have the proper course
material and lawful access the material on the web.

As you
probably guessed, I wrote the book (It took me from 1986 to 1995,
nearly 9 years, to write it. The CD Topics took the longest time). It
has been rated as the "best textbook on electronic materials and
devices" It has also been rated as the best value for money by
instructors. It comes with a CD, a vital component of the textbook,
which has numerous selected topics and solved problems. Some of the
EE820 topics will be from the CD, and to lawfully print and use the
topics, you must have purchased a 3^{rd} edition copy.
Obviously the printed chapters in the textbook represent the most
widely used chapters whereas the "Selected Topics" are those topics
that are covered selectively by various universities – there are 75
selected topics and solved problems. The text with its CD is equivalent
to a book that has something like 2000 pages. Are there other similar
books? The answer is "no" (hence the popularity of this text). And, to
make things it worse, many books get concepts muddled and device models
wrong. As with any technical book of this size, there are a few odd
typos in the book. ("If I were perfect, I'd live forever".)

Safa Kasap

Important
Reminder

**The course handouts are free only if
you have purchased a third
edition
copy of the course textbook (not first or revised editions).
McGraw-Hill
owns all the rights to the articles that appear in the CD and also on
Web-Materials.
You need to own a legal copy of the second edition to download, print
and
use the material, and to bring the handouts to the exam. Intellectual
ownership (copyright) is no different than actual material ownership,
and breaking a copyright law (downloading without a legal copy)
is no different than steeling a CD from a shop.**