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2019/2020

Physics of Advanced Semiconductor Devices and Materials

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XP34ASD ZK 4 1P+3C+3D Czech
Lecturer:
Jan Voves (guarantor)
Tutor:
Jan Voves (guarantor)
Supervisor:
Department of Microelectronics
Synopsis:

Modern semiconductor devices and integrated circuits are based on unique energy band, carrier transport, and optical properties of semiconductor materials. Students will be prepared to choose these properties for operation of semiconductor devices. Emphasis is on quantum mechanical foundations of the properties of solids, energy bandgap engineering, semiconductor statistics, semi-classical transport theory (Boltzmann transport equation), carrier scattering, electro-magneto transport effects, high field ballistic transport, optical absorption, and radiative and non-radiative recombination. These princliples will be studied on the experimental basis as well. Students will prepare own structures according their thesis subjects and they will characterise them during their individual projects

Requirements:

Solid State Physics

Syllabus of lectures:

1. Basic concepts. Electron and hole transport in semiconductor crystals

2. Band structure, effective mass, mobility

3. Boltzmann's transport equation. Scattering mechanisms,

4. Scattering on phonons, ionised impurities, velocity saturation

5. Relaxation time approximation

6. Carrier transport in a strong electric field, velocity saturation

7. Carrier transport in magnetic field, Quantum Hall effect

8. Carrier transport in nanometre structures

9. Quantum transport, density matrix, Green's and Wigner's functions

10. Resonance tunnelling, transport of electrons in superlattices

11. Single electron transport, Coulomb's blockade

12. Ballistic transport

13. Optical phenomena

14. Transport in organic materials

Syllabus of tutorials:

1. Technogical approaches in nanotechnology

2. Lithography technique - laser direct writing

3. Etching and layer deposition including ALD

4. Individual project - device preparation in the laboratory

5. Individual project - device preparation in the laboratory

6. Individual project - device preparation in the laboratory

7. Individual project - device preparation in the laboratory

8 Project midterm presentation

9. Characterisation techniques - electrical, optical including Raman

10. Individual project - device characterisation in the laboratory

11. Individual project - device characterisation in the laboratory

12. Individual project - device characterisation in the laboratory

13. Individual project - device characterisation in the laboratory

14. Project final presentation

Study Objective:

To gain the theoretical knowledge and practical applications of modern technologies, nanostructures and material characterisation methods.

Study materials:

M. Lundstrom: Fundamental of Carrier transport, 2nd Ed., Cambridge university press 2000

P. Harrison: Quantum Wells, Wires and Dots, Wiley 2000

M.L. Cohen, S.G.Louie: Fundamentals of Condensed Matter Physics, Cambidge Univ. Press 2016

K. Goser, P. Glösekötter, J. Dienstuhl: Nanoelectronics and Nanosystems, Springer, 2004.

Ch. Kittel: Introduction to Solid State Physics, 8th ed., Wiley 2005

Note:
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