Archived Versions

3.15 Electrical, Optical & Magnetic Materials and Devices

As taught in: Fall 2006

A 3-D simulation of current flow in a bipolar transistor.

Current flow in a bipolar transistor is discussed in LEC #7. (Image courtesy of the National Coordination Office for Information Technology Research and Development.)




Prof. Caroline Ross

Course Features

Course Description

This course explores the relationships which exist between the performance of electrical, optical, and magnetic devices and the microstructural characteristics of the materials from which they are constructed. The class uses a device-motivated approach which emphasizes emerging technologies. Device applications of physical phenomena are considered, including electrical conductivity and doping, transistors, photodetectors and photovoltaics, luminescence, light emitting diodes, lasers, optical phenomena, photonics, ferromagnetism, and magnetoresistance.

*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.