The course provides a fundamental understanding of modern semiconductors with an emphasis on semiconductor device operations. The chapters include: pn homojunctions; heterojunctions; MOSFETs; other field-effect transistors; BJTs statics and dynamics; optoelectronic devices; and power semiconductor devices. The specific topics include: semiconductor pn homojunction, semiconductor heterojunction, energy band diagram and current flow at equilibrium and biased condition, current-boltage characteristics, reverse-bias breakdown, metal-semiconductor heterojunction, Schottky contact, Ohmic contact, MOS capacitor, MOSFET, long-channel drift model, short-channel effect, and subthreshold leakage current, threshold voltage, low-field mobility, CMOS, SOI MOSFET, FINFET, nonvolatile MOSFET, HFET, MESFET, JFET, TFET, current gain, high-frequency transistor, BJT switching transistor, photodetector, solar cell, photodiode, LED, laser diode, rectifying diode, and power MOSFET. The course is dual-listed with EE 430.
This graduate level course introduces students to the historical development, structure, operation, and current and future directions of the major components of the American health care delivery and public health system. It examines the ways in which health care services are organized and delivered, the influences that impact health care public policy decisions, factors that determine priorities in financing health care services and the relationship of health care costs to measurable benefits. The course enables students to assess the role of different stakeholders in influencing health policy as well as the contributions of medical technology, research findings, and societal values to the evolving US health care delivery system.