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Semiconductor physics

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  • Number of hours

    • Lectures : 12.0
    • Tutorials : 10.0
    ECTS : 2.5

Goals

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

TO SEE 2A-FAME 4PMFPHS2


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 : 6h Theoretical classes (T), 6h problems solved in classes (2002)
Language : Classes and assessment in English, Bibliography In English.

Tests

The exam is given in english only 

Closed-book Final Exam (2h)



Additional Information

This course is given in english only EN

Curriculum->Internationals Cursus->Semester 3
Curriculum->Master RI FAME->Semester 3

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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