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Before choosing courseSK2754 Advanced Semiconductor Materials 7.5 creditsAdministrate About course
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* Retrieved from Course syllabus SK2754 (Autumn 2017–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

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..

Intended learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to give

  1. knowledge on the direct and indirect bandgap semiconductors, their transport and optical properties,
  2. an understanding of various bulk and epitaxial techniques used to fabricate the compound semiconductors,
  3. usefulness of doping and exploitation of compound semiconductor heterostructures for several optical and electrical components,
  4. 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 Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Bachelor's degree in physics, electrical engineering or equivalent degree. Knowledge in solid state physics

Recommended prerequisites

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Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

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


  • TEN1 - Examination, 7,5 hp, betygsskala: 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.

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:

Other requirements for final grade

Passed grade in all the parts.

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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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.

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 SK2754

Offered by

SCI/Applied Physics

Main field of study

Engineering Physics

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Supplementary information

The course is given for the last time HT17.Replaced by SK2822