Continuing Professional Development in Nanoelectronics
MODULE 1: Fundamentals of Semiconductors (27/09/10 -15/10/10)
1.1 Inorganic Semiconductors (12 hours)
This subunit is constructed as an introductory set of lectures for the purpose of refreshing and/or giving all the basic tools for understanding more advanced topics. We therefore explore from basic quantum mechanical concepts to the details of the band structure of semiconductor crystals. Fundamentals of modelling of crystal structures will be covered in a laboratory exercise.
1.2 Semiconductor Device Physics (12 hours)
The fundamental properties of semiconductor materials relevant to device applications are covered in details, before embarking on the description of basic devices such pHEMTs, HBTs and Gunn diodes. The fundamental physics of all device components, including the contacts (e.g Schottky barriers) will also be studied in depth.
Lab I: Modelling of Semiconductors (3h, groups of 12)
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