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Properties of semiconductors and related nanostructures

MSE-484

Lecturer(s) :

Fontcuberta i Morral Anna

Language:

English

Summary

This course discusses the origin of the optical and electrical properties of semiconductors. The course explains how the properties change when the semiconductors are reduced to sizes of few nanometers. The applications are briefly presented.

Content

We will discuss the relation between the size and the fundamental properties of semiconductor materials. We will as well relate the added functionality related to the low dimensionality with the technological applications.
1. Introduction
2. Basic concepts of bulk semiconductors
3. Fabrication and synthesis techniques
- Top-down versus bottom-up
- Top-down fabrication techniques
- Bottom-up synthesis techniques from the vapor phase (MBE,CVD...)
4. Electronic transport properties of low dimensional semiconductors
5. Optical properties of low dimensional semiconductors
6. Applications

 

 

Keywords

semiconductor, absorption, luminiscence, mobility, bandgap engineering, Hall effect,diodes, solair cells, transistors

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

Théorie des matériaux (1 and 2)

Solid state physics (or equivalent)

Recommended courses

Quantum physics

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

Ex cathedra and exercises sessions

Expected student activities

Participate in class

Realize exercices

Realize a presentation on a topic related to the lecture

Assessment methods

Exercises (1/2) and oral presentation (1/2)

Resources

Ressources en bibliothèque
Notes/Handbook

Available in moodle

Prerequisite for

Semester project, master, PhD thesis

In the programs

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