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Semiconductor physics - 4PMFPHS4

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  • Number of hours

    • Lectures : 10.0
    • Tutorials : 10.0
    • Laboratory works : 0
    • Projects : 0
    • Internship : 0
    ECTS : 1.5

Goals

This course presents the physics of solids and physics of semiconductors which are necessary to understand the basic operation of semiconductor devices.

Contact Irina IONICA

Content

  • 1. Semiconductor crystallography, energy bands, Fermi-Dirac distribution, intrinsic and extrinsic semiconductors.
  • 2. Semiconductors at equilibrium (mass action law, electroneutrality, Fermi level,…).
  • 3. Transport (diffusion, conduction, mobility, conservation equation,…).
  • 4. Semiconductors out of equilibrium (carriers injection, depletion regions,…).
  • 5. Schottky contact.


Prerequisites

Teaching methods : 10h Theoretical classes (T), 10h problems solved in classes
Language : Classes and assessment in English, Bibliography In English.

Tests

Semester 8 - The exam is given in english only 

Closed-book Final Exam (2h)



Additional Information

This course brings 2.0 ECTS to students in UE Materials characterization

Semester 8 - This course is given in english only EN
Curriculum->Master RI EFM->Semester 8
Curriculum->Master RI FAME->Semester 8
Curriculum->Internationals Cursus->Semester 8
Curriculum->Degree Advanced Materials (AM)->Semester 8

Bibliography

  • Sze S.M.: Semiconductor devices: Physics and Technology, 2nd Ed., J. Wiley, (2002)
  • Singh J.: Semiconductor devices, basic principles, Wiley, (2002)

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Date of update December 21, 2017

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