FIH3604 Silicon Carbide Electronics 7.5 credits


Offering and execution

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

-    Material Properties

-    Crystal structure and Polytypes 

-    Mechanical properties

-    Electrical properties

-    Defects

-    Process Technology

-    Bulk material growth

-    Epitaxial growth

-    Ion implantation

-    Silicon carbide etching

-    Dielectrics

-    Metals

-    Device Design

-    Two terminal devices (Schottky and pin diodes, LEDs, Sensors, resistors, capacitors) 

-    Three terminal devices (BJT, JFET, MOSFET, IGBT, GTO)

-    Circuit Design

-    High voltage design

-    High temperature design

-    Applications

Intended learning outcomes *

The student should be able to write the introductory chapter on silicon carbide for the licentiate or doctoral thesis.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Semiconductor Devices

Recommended prerequisites

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Zetterling, C.-M., Editor, Process Technology for Silicon Carbide Devices, IEE EMIS Processing Series 2, ISBN 0-85296-998-8, 2002.


Saddow, S.E. and Agarwal, A., Editors, Advances in Silicon Carbide Processing and Applications, Artech House, ISBN I-58053-740-5, 2004.

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

P, F

Examination *

    Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

    The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

    Grading scale: Pass/Fail

    Other requirements for final grade *

    Finished introductory chapter on silicon carbide electronics for Licentiate/Doctoral thesis

    Seminar attendence

    Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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    Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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    Carl-Mikael Zetterling

    Further information

    Course web

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    Course web FIH3604

    Offered by

    EECS/Electronics and Embedded Systems

    Main field of study *

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    Education cycle *

    Third cycle

    Add-on studies

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    Ethical approach *

    • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
    • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
    • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

    Postgraduate course

    Postgraduate courses at EECS/Electronics and Embedded Systems