Number of Hours CM : 20 h
Number of Hours Exercice class : 12 h
Contact: Jalal Jomaah and Edwige Bano
Goals: To introduces the physical phenomena which appear in semiconductor materials and are used in microelectronic sensors or devices.
To understand the physics and operation of basic semiconductor devices: PN junctions, metal-oxide semiconductor (MOS) capacitors, MOS transistors.
Content: Physical and electrical conducting properties of semiconductors.
- Semiconductor elementary properties at equilibrium (structures, energy bands, electron and hole, doping)
- Poisson equation and consequences (Space Charge Region, potential barrier or well)
Weak perturbations of equilibrium : charge transport (conduction, carrier mobility, diffusion, Hall effect)
- Strong perturbations of equilibrium (carrier generation and recombination)
Principle of operation and electrical characteristics of basic semiconductor devices:
- MOS capacitors
- MOS transistors
Prerequisites. Basics of :
- Solid-State Physics (electronic properties, energy bands, charge carriers)