SEMICONDUCTOR PHYSICS AND TECHNOLOGY

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SEMICONDUCTOR PHYSICS AND TECHNOLOGY
Teaching
SEMICONDUCTOR PHYSICS AND TECHNOLOGY
Subject area
FIS/03
Reference degree course
MATERIALS ENGINEERING AND NANOTECHNOLOGY
Course type
Master's Degree
Credits
9.0
Teaching hours
Frontal Hours: 81.0
Academic year
2021/2022
Year taught
2022/2023
Course year
2
Language
ENGLISH
Curriculum
MATERIALS FOR ELECTRONIC APPLICATIONS

Teaching description

Teaching program is provisional and may be subject to changes

Knowledge and understanding of the concepts tought in PHYSICS OF MATTER MOD. I & MOD. II (LM56)

The Course is carried on through classroom theoretical lectures (about 90% of the total teaching hours) and practical Laboratory sessions (about 10% of the teaching hours) , the latter focussing on the applications of MOVPE and MBE technology to the synthesis of compound semiconductor hetero- and nano-structures.

The exam consists of an oral examination/colloquium aimed at determining to what extent the student has gained an overall knowledge of the topics treated within the course, and its ability to discriminate between different semiconductor technologies, their most relevant areas of applications and understand the fundamental physical-chemical principles behind these technologies.

Introduction to Semiconductors and their Applications, Crystallography of elemental and compound semiconductors, Electrons band structure of semiconductors, Point defects in semiconductors, Line and plane defects in semiconductors, Phase diagrams of semiconductor compounds, Production of Electronic Grade poly-Silicon, Bulk crystal growth technologies of c-Silicon, Bulk crystal growth technologies of III-V compound semiconductors, Fabrication of Semiconductor Wafers, Epitaxy and epitaxial heterostructures, Liquid Phase Epitaxy, Principles of VPE technology, VPE-chlorides and VPE-hydrides of Si and III-V compounds, VPE-hydrides of II-VI compounds, MOVPE technology of compound semiconductors, Laboratory I: VPE/MOVPE, MBE technology of compound semiconductors, Laboratory II: MBE.

Fundamental University Physics Vol. 3 – Quantum and Statistical Physics (M. Alonso & E.J. Finn), Addison Wesley (1968).

Introduction to Solid State Physics(C. Kittel), Wiley (Chichester, 1991).

Handbook of Crystal Growth, Edited by D.T.J. Hurle (North-Holland, Amsterdam-NL, 1993).

     Vol. 2: “Bulk Crystal Growth”.

     Vol. 3: “Thin Films and Epitaxy

Semester

Exam type
Compulsory

Type of assessment
Oral - Final grade

Course timetable
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