Week 1: MOS capacitor charges and capacitances
Introduction to the MOS capacitor structures, its charge and capacitance characteristics
Week 2: Charge coupled device, CMOS active-pixel sensor and MOS capacitor with a source
The operation principle of charge coupled devices, CMOS active pixel sensor for digital camera applications. The effect of adding a source to the MOS capacitor.
Week 3: Classical MOSFET I-V characteristics
Derivation of the classical MOSFET equations and the subthreshold characteristics.
Week 4: Mobility degradation and carrier velocity saturation
Correction to the classical pinchoff model by including the effect of mobility degradation and carrier velocity saturation.
Week 5: CMOS device scaling and short channel MOSFET
The effect of transistor scaling, short channel effects and the problems of small transistor design.
Week 6: Non-traditional nano-CMOS transistors
Introduction to the state-of-the-art transistors structure including SOI technology, FinFET, multi-gate MOSFET, tunnelling transistor and transistors based on 2-D materials.
Week 7: Final Exam