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202001145
Semiconductor Physics
Course info
Course module202001145
Credits (ECTS)3
Course typeStudy Unit
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact persondr.ir. R.J.E. Hueting
E-mailr.j.e.hueting@utwente.nl
Lecturer(s)
Examiner
dr.ir. R.J.E. Hueting
Lecturer
dr.ir. R.J.E. Hueting
Contactperson for the course
dr.ir. R.J.E. Hueting
Academic year2022
Starting block
2A
RemarksPart of module 7A EE
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
Aims
Students must know what is a semiconductor and understand the physics behind it.

After this course the student:
  1. is able to apply the Schrödinger equation in various one-dimensional systems
  2. understands the tunneling concept
  3. understands the concept of quantum confinement
  4. is able to calculate energy quanta of an electron in a rectangular box/potential well
  5. recognizes the Krönig-Penney model
  6. understands there is a relation between the band gap, effective mass and atomic spacing (lattice constant)
  7. knows of charge carrier transport through metals and semiconductors
  8. understands the concept of energy band diagram and its importance for devices
  9. is able to apply the drift-diffusion equations
  10. is able to apply the Boltzmann relations and the mass-action law
  11. knows the Einstein relation
  12. knows the concept of recombination/generation
  13. understands the energy-exchange and momentum-exchange when systems are out of equilibrium.
Content
This course will treat the introduction to semiconductor physics. First, basic quantum mechanics will be treated after which basic properties of semiconductors will be introduced, such as the bandgap and effective mass. Band diagrams will be described and then various important transport phenomena such as drift, diffusion, recombination and generation will be discussed.
 
Module
Module 7A
Participating study
Bachelor Electrical Engineering
Required materials
Book
Semiconductor Devices Explained More ISBN-number: N.A.
Book
Advanced Semiconductor/Semiconductor Device Fundamentals ISBN: 9780130617927
Recommended materials
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Instructional modes
Assessment
Presence dutyYes

Lecture
Presence dutyYes

Other
Presence dutyYes

Presentation(s)
Presence dutyYes

Tutorial
Presence dutyYes

Tests
Semiconductor Physics

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