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.

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

    Physics
  • Grading scale

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

At present this course is not scheduled to be offered.

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 main 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.

Eligibility

Course IH2651 or IH1611.

Recommended prerequisites

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

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

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

Requirements for final grade

Home assignments (INL1;6.0 hp)

Offered by

EECS/Electronics and Embedded Systems

Examiner

Anders Hallén <ahallen@kth.se>

Version

Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2019.
Examination information valid from: Spring 2019.