SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIALS AND DEVICES
Credit points: 15
This unit aims to enhance students knowledge of semiconductor materials and devices, and issues in their use in the implementation of microelectronic circuits. Topics covered include fundamentals of carrier transport, generation, recombination and storage in semiconductors. The quantum mechanical foundations of the properties of solids. Types of solids and crystal structure. Surface properties. Semiconductor equilibrium and non-equilibrium statistics. Quantum processes in reduced dimensionality structures. Carrier lifetimes. Optical absorption in metals and semiconductors. Semiconductor junctions including the principles of operation of the p-n junction. Metal semiconductor ohmic and Schottky junctions. Semiconductor heterostructures. Electrical, structural and optical characterisation.
SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorJohn Devlin
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Physics of semiconductor devices||Recommended||Sze, S.M.||2ND EDN, 1981.|
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Melbourne, 2016, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJohn Devlin
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
One 2.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
|one 2-hour examination||70||01|
|one 500-word laboratory report||In order to pass this unit, students must obtain an overall pass grade, pass the examination and pass the practical work.||10||01|
|three 500-word assignments||20||01|