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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.

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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 

"In presence": Closed-book Final Exam (2h)
"At distance": 25% assignements + 75% on-line test with 2 parts (30 minutes + 30 minutes).



En présentiel : examen écrit sans documents de 2 heures
En mode « à distance » : 25% contrôle continu + 75% test en ligne avec 2 parties (30 minutes + 30 minutes).

Additional Information

This course brings 2.0 ECTS to students in UE Applied Materials II

This course brings 2.0 ECTS to students in

This course brings 2.0 ECTS to students in UE Materials characterization

Semester 8 - This course is given in english only EN
Curriculum->Internationals Cursus->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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