IH2658 Semiconductor Theory and Device Physics, Advanced Course 6.0 credits

Halvledarteori och komponentfysik, fortsättningskurs

Aim 

After completion of the course the student will

  • Know the physics of semiconductor junctions, metal-semiconductor junctions and metal-insulator-semiconductor junctions.
  • Know the physics and application of semiconductor hetero junctions and quantum-confined structures.
  • Understand the fundamental principles and applications of modern electronic and optoelectronic semiconductor devices.

Content

Initial lectures will treat the last nine chapters in the book of Balkanski and Wallis (used for “Semiconductor physics and device theory, basic course” IH2651), or similar material. The content of these chapters are the pn-junction, bipolar transistor, field effect transistors, properties of semiconductor hetero junctions, quantum wells, and semiconductor lasers and photo-devices. In addition, the students should complete a literature study of their own choice. The individual project should be presented orally to the other students in the group.

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 *

Initial lectures will treat the last nine chapters in the book of Balkanski and Wallis (used for “Semiconductor physics and device theory, basic course” IH2651), or similar material. The content of these chapters are the pn-junction, bipolar transistor, field effect transistors, properties of semiconductor hetero junctions, quantum wells, and semiconductor lasers and photo-devices. In addition, the students should complete a literature study of their own choice. The individual project should be presented orally to the other students in the group.

Intended learning outcomes *

After completion of the course the student will

  • Know the physics of semiconductor junctions, metal-semiconductor junctions and metal-insulator-semiconductor junctions.
  • Know the physics and application of semiconductor hetero junctions and quantum-confined structures.
  • Understand the fundamental principles and applications of modern electronic and optoelectronic semiconductor devices.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Course IH2651 or IH1611.

Recommended prerequisites

Semiconductor theory and device physics, basic course (IH2651) or similar 

Equipment

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Literature

Semiconductor Physics and Applications, M. Balkanski and R.F. WallisUpplaga:  Förlag: Oxford University Press År: 2000ISBN: 0 19 851740 8 Övrig litteraturVetenskapliga artiklar

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

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

Examination *

  • INL1 - Assignments, 6.0 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

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.

Other requirements for final grade *

Home assignments (INL1;6.0 hp)

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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Examiner

Anders Hallén

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web IH2658

Offered by

EECS/Electronics and Embedded Systems

Main field of study *

Physics

Education cycle *

Second 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.