Syllabus for Semiconductor Electronics
- 5 credits
- Course code: 1TE039
- Education cycle: Second cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level:
Quantum Technology A1N
Explanation of codes
The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:
- G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
- G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
- G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
- G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
- G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
- GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified
- A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
- A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
- A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
- A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
- AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified
- Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
- Established: 2010-03-16
- Established by:
- Revised: 2022-10-20
- Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
- Applies from: Autumn 2023
120 credits in science/engineering including Electronics I / Analogue Electronics and Quantum Physics/Quantum Physics F/Solid State Physics/Modern Physics. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.
- Responsible department: Department of Electrical Engineering
On completion of the course the student shall be able to:
- describe physical phenomena and calculate physical quantities in semiconductor physics,
- overview quantum physical phenomena in semiconductor devices,
- explain the principles of today's semiconductor devices such as diodes and transistors in particular their I-V (current-voltage) and C-V (capacitance-voltage) characteristics,
- critically analyse scientific articles and literature on the subject.
Fixed and mobile charges and doping. Generation and recombination of charge carriers. The theory of current transport in semiconductors. PN junction and metal-semiconductor junction. MOS capacitor. MOS transistor. The semiconductor manufacturing technology. Piezoelectricity, Peltier and Seebeck effect, solar cells.
Lectures, tutorials and laboratory exercises.
Written exam at the end of the course (4 credits); Laboratory excersises (1 credit).
If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.
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Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.
Modern semiconductor devices for integrated circuits
Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall, c2010