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Semiconduct - 4PMGPSC9

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  • Number of hours

    • Lectures : 12.0
    • Tutorials : 8.0
    ECTS : 2.0

Goals

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Content

I. Introduction
Free electrons, Band Theory, Semi Classical Transport Model, Phonons
II. Semiconductors in Thermal Equilibrium
Semiconductor Materials
Intrinsic Semiconductors : Carrier concentration, Fermi level,
Extrinsic Semiconductors : impurities and impurity levels,
Donors and acceptors, Temperature evolution of carrier concentration and Fermi level
III. Transport Properties
Mobility : definition, mobility effective mass, Conduction currents,
Mobility contributions, Hall effect, Diffusion and diffusion currents,
Einstein's relation, band curvature
IV. Semiconductors out of thermal equilibrium
Excess carriers, Quasi Fermi levels, generation and recombination of carriers, recombination mechanisms, Continuity Equation and ambipolar diffusion,
Dielectric relaxation time, Diffusion length
V. PN junction
Not polarized PN junction : space charge, junction potential, abrupt junction model, Polarized PN junction : Carrier concentration, currents, current - voltage characteristics, junction capacitance



Prerequisites

Tests

Examen écrit de 2h.



Additional Information

Curriculum->GEN->Semester 3

Bibliography

C. Kittel : Introduction to Solid State Physics (Wiley 1976)
R. E. Hummel : Electronic Properties of Materials (Springer 1992)
H. P. Myers : Introductory Solid State Physics (Taylor & Francis 1990)
Y. Quéré : Physique des Matériaux (Ellipses 1988)
H. Mathieu : Physique des semiconducteurs et des composants électroniques (Masson)
S. M. Sze : Physics of semiconductor devices (Wiley)
M. Shur : Physics of semiconductor devices (Prentice Hall)
G. Goureaux : Physique des composants et dispositifs électroniques (Masson)
S. S. Li : Semiconductor physical Electronics in : Microdevices – Physics and Fabrication Technologies (Plenum)

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