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Problems for problem solving sessions




GENERAL
 Course Code:
TFYA39
Semiconductor Technology / Halvledarteknik,
Y3, D3 and IT3, 6.0 p (ECTS credits)
 Required Background:
Knowledge
in elementary physics  especially solidstate physics, atom physics,
quantum mechanics as well as statistical mechanics. The students lacking
this knowledge can somewhat compensate for this by intensively
studying Sections 1.11.2 and Chapter 2 of the main textbook.
 Goal:
The
main goal of this course is to convey an understanding of concepts
related to solidstate physics and their application to semiconductor
devices. The emphasis of the lectures will be on a qualitative
discussion and analysis of phenomena arising in semiconductors rather than
on a quantitative formula training. However, considerable mathematical
ground has to be covered in order for the students to link phenomena to
mathematics, which inevitably will provide the only formal tools for us
to work in the area of semiconductor technology.
Upon a successful fulfillment of the course goal, it is the hope of the
instructor that, first, the students never again active in this field
will still forever understand how, for example, transistors operate (and
appreciate that knowledge). Secondly, hopefully the student pursuing a
career within this area can effortlessly return to her/his course book
and, by playing by ear, calculate whatever needed for her/his
work.
 Textbooks:
Main textbook:
Ben
G. Streetman and Sanjay Banerjee, "Solid State Electronic
Devices", 6^{th} edition, PrenticeHall International
Editions (other editions are also acceptable)
As substitute for the main textbook the following
textbook can be recommended:
Donald
A. Neamen "Semiconductor Physics and
Devices", McGraw  Hill.

S. M. Sze "Semiconductor Devices", Wiley
STAFF
 Instructor:
Irina
Buyanova, Professor
Materials
Science, Dept. of Physics (IFM)
Office
E209, Fysikhuset
Tel:
013281745, Email: irb@ifm.liu.se
 Assistants:
 Problem solving sessions:
Yuqing Huang,
PhD student
Office E212, Fysikhuset
Email: yuqhu58@ifm.liu.se
Mattias Jansson, PhD student,
Office E210, Fysikhuset
Tel:
013285775, Email: matja82@ifm.liu.se
Yuqing
Huang, PhD student
Office E213, Fysikhuset
Tel: 013282485, Email: yuqhu58@ifm.liu.se
LABORATORY EXERCISES
There
are three compulsory laboratory exercises in this course; Device
Measurements, Device Simulations A and Device Simulations B.
In the measurement laboratory exercise, diodes and transistors are
characterized by using curve tracers for measurement. Note that this lab has
got preparatory exercises, which you need to complete prior to the actual
exercise. The first of the two simulation laboratory exercises deals with
shortchannel effects in MOS transistors, whereas the second illustrates the
design procedure of a MOStransistor.
Signup
lists for the labs are posted on the message board "Labanmälan" at the corner of the corridors Ampere and
Einstein, near IFM Kursexpedition in the Fysikhuset (Fhouse).
EXAMINATION
A number
of problems related to the content of the course are to be solved outside the
classes. Four Home Problem Sets are given below. The solutions to each Home
Problems Set should be handed in to the instructor  for
the latest dates, see Deadlines.
If any solution is overdue, no points are awarded for that particular
problem. Cooperation between students is encouraged, however, plagiarism
is not accepted. This means that all homeworks
must be solved individually.
To ensure that no student is given the
wrong grade, including undeservedly good as well as undeservedly bad grades,
the home problems will be supplemented by an individual oral exam that will
take place in the examination period succeeding the course. During 30 minutes
the knowledge of each student will be examined by the instructor. Hopefully
all oral examinations can take place during two days only  the dates will be
decided during the course.
The final grade given, that is fail,
3, 4 or 5, will be based on both the home problems and the oral
examination.
Home
Problem Sets and Deadlines: (Note
that all deadlines are strict, i.e. homeworks must
be handed before 17.00 on the specified date)
 Set 1 (pdf)  Basic semiconductor basics,
Deadline Nov.9
 Set 2 (pdf) – Junctions, Deadline Nov.16
 Set 3
(pdf) – Transistors, Deadline Nov.27
 Set 4 (pdf)  Optoelectronic devices,
Deadline Dec.4
SCHEDULE
