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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Electronic Materials and Devices

Massachusetts Institute of Technology via edX


In this engineering course, you will learn about diodes, bipolar junction transistors, MOSFETs and semiconductor properties.

This course is part 1 of a series that explain the basis of the electrical, optical, and magnetic properties of materials including semiconductors, metals, organics, and insulators. You will learn how devices are built to take advantage of these properties. This is illustrated with a wide range of devices, placing a strong emphasis on new and emerging technologies.

Part 2 - 3.15.2x: Optical Materials and Devices
Part 3 - 3.15.3x: Magnetic Materials and Devices


Week 1:

  • Semiconductor Fundamentals

Week 2:

  • Carrier Action: Drift and Diffusion
  • Carrier Action: Recombination and Generation

Week 3:

  • pn Junction at Equilibrium
  • pn Junction Under Bias
  • The Ideal Diode Equation and Real Diodes

Week 4:

  • Bipolar Junction Transistor
  • Field Effect Transistors

Week 5:

  • Final Quiz

Taught by

Caroline Ross


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    Divyandu Misra is taking this course right now, spending 7 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.

    i learn electricity beacause electricity is very useful chapter in higher classes it's use in many electronic devices like as computer .
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    yes i will take a course immediately and prepared well and organized as soon earliest i can thanks a lot

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