
Students must know what is a semiconductor and understand the physics behind it.
After this course the student:
 is able to apply the SchrĂ¶dinger equation in various onedimensional systems
 understands the tunneling concept
 understands the concept of quantum confinement
 is able to calculate energy quanta of an electron in a rectangular box/potential well
 recognizes the KrĂ¶nigPenney model
 understands there is a relation between the band gap, effective mass and atomic spacing (lattice constant)
 knows of charge carrier transport through metals and semiconductors
 understands the concept of energy band diagram and its importance for devices
 is able to apply the driftdiffusion equations
 is able to apply the Boltzmann relations and the massaction law
 knows the Einstein relation
 knows the concept of recombination/generation
 understands the energyexchange and momentumexchange when systems are out of equilibrium.


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.




Bachelor Electrical Engineering 
  Required materialsBookSemiconductor Devices Explained More ISBNnumber: N.A. 
 BookAdvanced Semiconductor/Semiconductor Device Fundamentals, Robert F. Pierret, Pearson, ISBN: 9780130617927 

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 OtherPresence duty   Yes 
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 TutorialPresence duty   Yes 

 TestsSemiconductor Physics


 