IH2656 Advanced Semiconductor Materials 7.5 credits

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Please note

This course has been cancelled.

Level: Advanced

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

    Electrical Engineering
  • Grading scale

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

Last planned examination: spring 20.

Information for research students about course offerings

HT15

Intended learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to give

(i) knowledge on the direct and indirect bandgap semiconductors, their transport and optical properties,

(ii) an understanding of various bulk and epitaxial techniques used to fabricate the compound semiconductors,

(iii) usefulness of doping and exploitation of compound semiconductor heterostructures for several optical and electrical components,

(iv) introduction to organic semiconductors.

After the course, the student should be able to use the properties of compound semiconductors for fabricating high performance electronic and optical component structures. One should be able to propose the necessary processes for fabricating these components and relate their performance to the component structure. One should also be able to understand how an organic semiconductor functions.

Course main content

Elemental and compound semiconductors, differences in their bandstructures, crystal structure, electrical and optical properties, shallow and deep level dopants , bulk and epitaxial crystal growth techniques, heterostructures, quantum wells, quantum wires, quantum dots, bandgap engineering, optical and electronic components, process technology for fabricating these components, organic semiconductors.

Eligibility

Recommended prerequisites

Courses in electronics/electrophysics/microelectronics blocs.

Literature

Semiconductor Devices, Jasprit Singh. Upplaga: Förlag: John Wiley & Sons År:2001 ISBN: 0-471-36245-X

Examination

  • TEN1 - Examination, 7.5, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Requirements for final grade

The exam consists of two parts. Part 1 is knowledge test and part 2 is lab course. To gain Fx and higher, one must pass both the parts. There are four lab courses, namely, MOVPE, X-ray diffraction, photoluminescence and Hall measurements. A lab report on each of the lab courses should be written. An approved lab report is a must to have the grade A-Fx. The association of grade with the percentage of marks is as follows: F: <60 %; Fx: 60 ? 70%; E 71? 80%; D 81 - 85%; C: 86 ? 90%; B: 91- 95% ; A: 96-100%

Offered by

SCI/Applied Physics

Contact

Sebastian Lourdudoss (slo@kth.se)

Examiner

Sebastian Lourdudoss <slo@kth.se>

Supplementary information

The aim of the course is to give (i) knowledge on the direct and indirect bandgap semiconductors, their transport and optical properties, (ii) an understanding of various bulk and epitaxial techniques used to fabricate the compound semiconductors, (iii) usefulness of doping and exploitation of compound semiconductor heterostructures for several optical and electrical components, (iv) introduction to organic semiconductors.
After the course, the student should be able to use the properties of compound semiconductors for fabricating high performance electronic and optical component structures. One should be able to propose the necessary processes for fabricating these components and relate their performance to the component structure. One should also be able to understand how an organic semiconductor functions.

The course provides practical aspects of semiconductor and component fabrication which is very useful in the semiconductor industry. Hence it is complementary to the courses that give more of theoretical concepts.

The course is being developped and evaluated in accordance with KTH policy for course evaluation.

The course is replaced by SK2754 as from autumn term 2017.

Add-on studies

Knowledge in solid state physics

Version

Course syllabus valid from: Autumn 2008.
Examination information valid from: Spring 2008.