ECE 60614 - Reliability Physics of Nanoelectronic Transistors

Lecture Hours: 3 Credits: 3

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Normally Offered: Spring - odd years

ECE 60600

Catalog Description:
This course will focus on the physics of reliability of small semiconductor devices. In traditional courses on device physics, the students learn how to compute current through a device in response to applied voltage. However, as transistors are turned on and off trillions of times during the years of the operation, gradually defects accumulate within the device so that at some point the transistor does not work anymore. The course will explore the physics and mathematics regarding how and when things break - a topic of great interest to semiconductor device engineers.

Required Text(s):
  1. Power Generation, Operation and Control, 3rd Edition, A. J. Wood, B. F. Wollenberg and G. B Sheble, Wiley, 2014, ISBN No. 9780471790556.

Recommended Text(s): None.

Lecture Outline:

Lecture Major Topics
1 Introduction to modern power systems
2 Economic dispatch
3 Unit commitment
3 Power flow
1 Security-constrained economic dispatch and unit commitment
4 Optimal power flow
1 Automatic generation control