MSE-484 / 5 crédits

Enseignant(s): Fontcuberta i Morral Anna, Piazza Valerio

Langue: Anglais


Summary

This course explains the origin of optical and electrical properties of semiconductors. The course elaborates how they change when the semiconductors are reduced to sizes of few nanometers. The course provides also the basis to use software to calculate the properties of hetero/nanostructures.

Content

Keywords

semiconductor, absorption, luminiscence, mobility, bandgap engineering, Hall effect,diodes, solar cells, transistors, energy harvesting, energy efficiency

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

Théorie des matériaux (1 and 2)

Fundamentals of solid state materials (or equivalent)

Recommended courses

Quantum physics

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Propose models which explain the properties of semiconductors
  • Apply the gained knowledge for proposing solutions to existing or new devices

Transversal skills

  • Write a scientific or technical report.
  • Communicate effectively, being understood, including across different languages and cultures.
  • Use a work methodology appropriate to the task.
  • Collect data.
  • Use both general and domain specific IT resources and tools
  • Access and evaluate appropriate sources of information.

Teaching methods

Ex cathedra, exercises and simulation laboratory sessions

Expected student activities

Participate in class

Realize exercices

Learn and use simulation software relevant for semiconductor research and industry

Program simple calculations with a programming language (Phython, Mathematica, Matlab...)

Realize a presentation on a topic related to the lecture

Assessment methods

Exercises (3/4) and oral presentation (1/4)

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Assistants Yes
Forum No

Prerequisite for

Semester project, master, PhD thesis

Dans les plans d'études

  • Semestre: Printemps
  • Forme de l'examen: Pendant le semestre (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Properties of semiconductors and related nanostructures
  • Cours: 3 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Exercices: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Semestre: Printemps
  • Forme de l'examen: Pendant le semestre (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Properties of semiconductors and related nanostructures
  • Cours: 3 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Exercices: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines

Semaine de référence

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