Semiconductor Engineering, Adv.

Numbering Code G-ENG11 5C810 LJ72 Year/Term 2021 ・ First semester
Number of Credits 2 Course Type Lecture
Target Year Target Student
Language Japanese Day/Period Wed.3
Instructor name KIMOTO TSUNENOBU (Graduate School of Engineering Professor)
Outline and Purpose of the Course This course explores the fundamentals of semiconductor physics and engineering, which are esseantial to understand semiconductor materials and devices.
Schedule and Contents Band theory,2-3times,Electronic band structures are discussed. Nearly free electron and tight-binding approachs are explained. Band structures of major semiconductors such as Si and GaAs are also discussed.
Carrier transport and scattering,3-4times,Carrier transport and electrical conduction are explained by using the Boltzmann transport equation. Scattering mechanism of carriers and mobility are discussed.
High-field effect,2-3times,Drift of carriers and junction breakdown under high electric field are discussed. A few phenomena under high magnetic field are also explained.
Defects in semiconductors,1-2times,Crystallographic and electronic properties of defects (both extended and point defects) in a semiconductor are explained.
MOS physics,2-3times,Energy band diagrams and carrier statistics in a metal/insulator/semiconductor (MIS) structure are discussed.
Evaluation Methods and Policy Final examination and a few reports
Course Requirements Semiconductor engineering, quantum mechanics (undergraduate level)
Textbooks Textbooks/References No textbook is assigned.
References, etc. S. M. Sze Physics of Semiconductor Devices (Wiley Interscience) P.Y.Yu and M. Cardona Fundamentals of Semiconductors (Springer)
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