Office: Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2) BioNano Systems Laboratory Kemivägen 9
The goal of the course is to give the student a strong background in semiconductor device physics. The emphasis is on the physical phenomena governing the operation of semiconductor devices rather than detailed modelling of specific devices. In addition to conventional bulk semiconductor physics the course covers low dimensional semiconductor structures. Examination is based on extensive home work assignments and short presentations on selected device topics. A necessary background is a basic undergraduate course on semiconductor physics and devices. An introductory experience in solid state physics and quantum mechanics is desirable. Course content: semiconductor crystal structure, energy band theory, heterostructures, quantum-wells, -wires and -dots. Scattering. Carrier transport. Transport in high electric fields. Surfaces and interfaces. Optical properties. Semiconductors in magnetic fields, magnetic semiconductors, spintronics.
Fundamentals of carrier transport by Mark Lundstrom, second edition, Cambridge University Press 2000. Lecture notes and journal papers.