Fundamentals of Semiconductors - Best Starter to Electronics

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Fundamentals of Semiconductors - Best Starter to Electronics

The best way to start your electronics adventure is now available. This course covers everything you need for starter.

updated on icon Updated on Dec, 2023

language icon Language - English

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architecture icon Electronics,Semiconductor,Electrical Engineering,Electrical Circuits,Physics

Lectures -68

Resources -3

Duration -11.5 hours


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Course Description

Our fundamentals of semiconductors course is designed for those who would like to move on with electronics. It starts from scratch and takes you to top level. So you do not have to worry about your level. All you need is basic Math Knowledge. You can find the curriculum of the course below ; 

A. First Part of the Course (Introductory but suggested)

1-) Intro

2-) Particle and Wave Duality

  • Electromagnetic Waves
  • Blackbody Radiation
  • De Broglie Waves
  • Waves of Probability 
  • Describing a Wave
  • Phase and Group Velocities
  • Particle in a box
  • Uncertainty Principle 
  • Applying the Uncertainty Principle

3-) Atomic Structure

  • Intro
  • The Nuclear Atom
  • Electron Orbits
  • Atomic Spectra
  • The Bohr Atom
  • Energy Levels and Spectra
  • Nuclear Motion
  • Atomic Excitation

4-) Quantum Mechanics

  • Quantum Mechanics
  • The Wave Equation
  • Schrödinger's Equation: Time Dependent Form
  • Linearity and Superposition
  • Expectation Values
  • Operators
  • Schrödinger's Equation: Steady- State Form
  • Particle in a Box (Yes, again)
  • Finite Potential Well
  • Tunnel Effect
  • Harmonic Oscillator

B. Second Part of the Course 

5-) Crystal Properties and General Info of Semiconductors

  • Semiconductors
  • Periodic Structures
  • Cubic Lattices
  • Planes and Directions
  • Diamond Lattices

6-) Energy Bands and Charge Carriers in Semiconductors

  • Bonding Forces in Semiconductors
  • Energy Bands
  • Metals, Semiconductors and Insulators
  • Direct and Indirect Semiconductors
  • Variation of Energy Bands with Alloy Composition
  • Electrons and Holes
  • Effective Mass
  • Intrinsic Material
  • Extrinsic Material
  • The Fermi Level
  • Electron and Hole Concentrations at Equilibrium 
  • Temperature dependence of Carrier Concentrations
  • Compensation and Space Charge Neutrality
  • Conductivity and Mobility
  • Drift and Resistance
  • Effects of Temperature and Doping on Mobility
  • High-Field Effects
  • The Hall Effect
  • Invariance of the Fermi Level at Equilibrium

7-) Excess Carriers in Semiconductors

  • Optical Absorption
  • Luminescence
  • Photoluminescence
  • Electroluminescence
  • Carrier Lifetime and Photoconductivity
  • Direct Recombination of Electrons and Holes
  • Indirect Recombination; Trapping
  • Steady State Carrier Generation ; Quasi- Fermi Levels
  • Photoconductive Devices
  • Diffusion of Carriers
  • Diffusion Processes
  • Diffusion and Drift of Carriers; Built in Fields

8-) Junctions 

  • Fabrication of P-N Junctions
  • Equilibrium Conditions
  • The Contact Potential
  • Equilibrium Fermi Levels
  • Space Charge at a Junction
  • Forward and Reverse Biased Junctions
  • Reverse Bias Breakdown


What will you learn in this course:

  • Describe the particle properties of waves and wave properties of particles. (Wave-Particle Duality)
  • Will gain an understanding of the Photoelectric Effect, uncertainty principle and Bohr's Atom Model.
  • Will learn about intrinsic and extrinsic semiconductors together with doping, mobility and resistivity concepts.
  • Will analyze P-N junctions and understand their I-V characteristics.
  • Will gain knowledge about the unipolar and bipolar transistors.


What are the prerequisites for this course?

  • Basic Math
  • Basic Circuit Knowledge
  • Basic Differential Equations Knowledge ( Optional )
Fundamentals of Semiconductors - Best Starter to Electronics


Check out the detailed breakdown of what’s inside the course

1 - Introduction to Topics
18 Lectures
  • play icon Introduction 06:39 06:39
  • play icon 2 - Particle and Wave Duality 02:51 02:51
  • play icon 2.2 Electromagnetic Waves 13:06 13:06
  • play icon 2.3 Blackbody Radiation 20:04 20:04
  • play icon Example 1 : Blackbody Radiation 02:53 02:53
  • play icon 2.4 Photoelectric Effect 14:02 14:02
  • play icon 2.5 De Broglie Waves 06:01 06:01
  • play icon Example 2 : De Broglie Waves 03:53 03:53
  • play icon 2.6 Waves of Probability 05:42 05:42
  • play icon 2.7 Describing a Wave 15:03 15:03
  • play icon 2.8 Phase and Group Velocities 11:33 11:33
  • play icon 2.9 Particle in a Box 09:13 09:13
  • play icon Example : Particle in a Box 04:07 04:07
  • play icon Example : Particle in a Box -2 02:25 02:25
  • play icon 2.10 Uncertainty Principle 13:22 13:22
  • play icon Example 4 : Uncertainty Principle 04:27 04:27
  • play icon 2.10.1 Uncertainty Principle II 06:08 06:08
  • play icon 2.10.2 Applying Uncertainty Principle 10:46 10:46
3 - Atomic Structure
11 Lectures
5 - Semiconductors and Structure
5 Lectures
Energy Bands and Charge Carriers in Semiconductors
17 Lectures
Excess Carriers in Semiconductors
11 Lectures
3 Lectures
Problem Solving Sessions
3 Lectures

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