Course title
Semiconductor Materials

KYUNO Kentaro
Course description
The aim of this lecture is to understand the principles of semiconductor devices based on the knowledge of solid state physics. The physical properties, such as electronic structure of materials, carrier generation and transport phenomena in semiconductors, will be treated in the first half. The second half deals with the physical principles of semiconductor devices, such as p-n junction diodes and transistors.
Purpose of class
This class deals with semiconductor devices and materials. Emphasis is put on understanding the physics of semiconductors in terms of their electronic structure.
Goals and objectives

Goals and objectives Course Outcomes
1. Understanding the electronic structures of metals, semiconductors and insulators
2. Understanding the transport properties of semiconductors
3. Understanding the operations of pn junctions and transistors
Class schedule

Class schedule HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.) Amount of Time Required
1. Introduction Chapter 1 180分
2. Crystal structures of semiconductor materials Chapter 2 180分
3. Electronic structure of metals Chapter 2 180分
4. Electronic structure of semiconductors and insulators Chapter 2 180分
5. Generation of carriers and recombination Chapter 2 180分
6. Donors and acceptors Chapter 2 180分
7. Fermi-Dirac distribution Chapter 2 180分
8. Electronic density of states Chapter 2 180分
9. Carrier density of semiconductors Chapter 2 180分
10. Carrier drift Chapter 3 180分
11. Carrier diffusion Chapter 3 180分
12. Physics of semiconductor devices: pn junction Chapter 4 180分
13. Physics of semiconductor devices: transistors Chapters 5 and 6 180分
14. Examination Chapters 1 to 6 360分
Total. - - 2700分
Relationship between 'Goals and Objectives' and 'Course Outcomes'

Examination during each lecture Final Examination Total.
1. 15% 15% 30%
2. 15% 15% 30%
3. 20% 20% 40%
Total. 50% 50% -
Evaluation method and criteria
Evaluation by final examination and examinations during each lecture
Feedback on exams, assignments, etc.
ways of feedback specific contents about "Other"
Textbooks and reference materials
Semiconductor Devices: Physics and Technology
S. M. Sze
John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Basic knowledge of electrodynamics and solid-state physics.
Office hours and How to contact professors for questions
  • After the lecture.
Non-regionally-oriented course
Development of social and professional independence
  • Course that cultivates an ability for utilizing knowledge
Active-learning course
About half of the classes are interactive
Course by professor with work experience
Work experience Work experience and relevance to the course content if applicable
Education related SDGs:the Sustainable Development Goals
Last modified : Sat Sep 09 06:55:55 JST 2023