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EME022 - Semiconductor devices
 
Owner: TELTA
4,0 Credits (ECTS 6)
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Level: A
Department: 0744 - Mikroelektronik E


Teaching language: Swedish

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 No Sp
0101 Examination 4,0 c Grading: TH   4,0 c   Contact examiner

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Eligibility:

For single subject courses within Chalmers programmes the same eligibility requirements apply, as to the programme(s) that the course is part of.

Course specific prerequisites

The course is self-contained.

Aim

Today, microelectronics is dominated by CMOS technology but a paradigm shift will take place at an early stage within the career term of present students. Therefore, this course deals with modern devices commonly used
in electronics and, in addition, such devices and structures that will
replace the traditional MOS transistor. The course is a continuation of the introductory device course from the second year, but can also be studied
separately. The student will learn about the most important
semiconductor devices, their structures and the physics needed for the understanding.

Content

The studies include semiconductor physics for quantifying concentrations, transport and recombination of charge carriers together with the physics of basic structures included in all semiconductor devices today: Metal-semiconductor junctions, p-n junctions including heterostructures and the MOS structure. This background leads to a thorough treatment of the modern MOS transistor and the basic logic circuits.

Optical devices included in the course will be limited to solar cells and light emitting diodes.

Future microelectronics will depend on nanostructures of two, one and zero dimensional geometries. Devices based on such effects will be treated.

The lectures will be given in Swedish or English depending on the desires of the attendants.

Laboratory excercises
-Transport of charge carriers in semiconductors (The classical Haynes-Shockley experiment)
-MOS structures and MOS transistors
-Nanostructures

Literature

Literature will be defined at the first lecture.

Examination

Written exam, laboratory excercises, home work


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