WOULD YOU LIKE TO MAKE A POLYMER LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE?

 

 

EE 422/PHYS 422 – Polymer Electronics Laboratory

Fall & Winter Quarters

 

This laboratory course introduces experimental procedures in polymer electronics used to fabricate and test the characteristics of solid state electronic devices. The student will be able to make an electronic device based on a semiconducting polymer and characterize its performance. Students may enroll for either one or more units. Students enrolling for one unit will make and characterize the performance of a solid state electronic device. Students enrolling for more units will also design, carry out, and document an experiment in a manner that is suitable for submission as a peer-reviewed journal article or as a patent application. Pre-requisite EE 347, MATE 340, CHEM 319, or PHYS 340.

 

Topics:

1. Substrate Preparation Techniques.

2. Polymer Solution Preparation.

3. Vacuum Evaporation.

4. Device Characterization using the LabVIEW environment.

5. Device Design and Documentation.

 

Contact David Braun, dbraun@calpoly.edu, 756-1464 (Room 20-304)

See http://www.ee.calpoly.edu/~dbraun/polyelec/ and moreinfo for more information.


 
 
  • Outline of Experiments and Reading

Displays

Polymer and Organic Displays
Liquid Crystal Displays


Safety

Cal Poly Links


Semiconductor Devices

Semiconductor Energy Band Concept
PN Junction Band Diagram
PN Junction Operation
Intro to Semiconductor Concepts
Other Solid-State Electronics Applets
Other CMOS Applets

And Fabrication

How To Make a PN Junction Diode
NMOS Fabrication
FET & BJT Fabrication


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