IH2653 Simulation of Semiconductor Devices 7.5 credits

Simulering av halvledarkomponenter

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

  • Basics of electromagnetism and its numerical analysis.
  • Transport phenomena and their numerical analysis.
  • Discretisation in one and multiple dimensions.
  • Numerical solution of partial differential equations with the finite difference method, the finite element method and the finite volume method.
  • Applications of numerical methods to semiconductor components and nanostructures.
  • Kinetic transport models and Monte Carlo simulation.

Intended learning outcomes *

Having passed the course, the student shall be able to

  • implement numerical solutions of basic one- and multi-dimensional differential equation problems
  • use computer programs for the solution of partial differential equations
  • use computer programs for multi physics simulations
  • choose the type of hardware that is appropriate for resource demanding numerical modelling
  • assess the validity of simulation results through comparison with theory, measurements, or other simulations.

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

A basic course in semiconductor components or semiconductor physics and a course in electromagnetic field theory.

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Examination and completion

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A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination *

  • ANN1 - Assignments, 7.5 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

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Examiner

Gunnar Malm

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EECS/Electronics and Embedded Systems

Main field of study *

Electrical Engineering

Education cycle *

Second cycle

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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.

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In this course, the EECS code of honor applies, see: http://www.kth.se/en/eecs/utbildning/hederskodex.