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
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% -
Class schedule
  1. Introduction
  2. Crystal structures of semiconductor materials
  3. Electronic structure of metals
  4. Electronic structure of semiconductors and insulators
  5. Generation of carriers and recombination
  6. Donors and acceptors
  7. Fermi-Dirac distribution
  8. Electronic density of states
  9. Carrier density of semiconductors
  10. Carrier drift
  11. Carrier diffusion
  12. Physics of semiconductor devices: pn junction
  13. Physics of semiconductor devices: transistors
  14. Examination
Goals and objectives (Other Courses)
A:Fundamental Mechanical Engineering B:Advanced Mechanical Engineering C:Environment and Materials Engineering D:Chemistry and Biotechnology E:Electrical Engineering and Robotics G:Advanced Electronic Engineering F:Information and Communications Engineering L:Computer Science and Engineering H:Urban Infrastructure and Environment
Evaluation method and criteria
Evaluation method and criteria HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.) Amount of Time Required
Evaluation by final examination and examinations during each lecture Chapter 1 180分
- - 180分
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 : Fri Mar 01 04:31:32 JST 2024