Device physics

Faculteit Science and Engineering
Jaar 2020/21
Vakcode WBPH037-05
Vaknaam Device physics
Niveau(s) bachelor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II a

Uitgebreide vaknaam Device physics
Omschrijving This course gives a basic introduction into (modern) electronic devices. The emphasis will be on understanding the principles and how these devices are being used in current day electronic circuits and systems.

1) Introduction into elementary concepts of solid state physics and semiconductor physics.
2) Semiconductor electronic devices: p-n diodes, bipolar transistors, and field effect transistors.
3) Opto-electronic devices: light emitting diodes, solar cells, and lasers
4) Spintronics: concept of spin, phenomena in Spintronics viz. Giant and Tunneling Magnetoresistance and their devices
4) New developments: single electron transistors and devices for quantum computation and quantum information processing

The emphasis will be on conventional semiconductor materials (such as silicon) as well as organic semiconductor materials (“plastic electronics”), and new (nano) materials and devices.

In the second half of the course the students will prepare and present case studies where they will present and discuss a recent article. The final mark will be the average of the mark for the written exam and the case study.
Uren per week
Toetsvorm Presentatie (P), Schriftelijk tentamen (WE), Verslag (R)
Vaksoort bachelor en master
Coördinator prof. dr. ir. B.J. van Wees
Docent(en) prof. dr. T. Banerjee ,prof. dr. L.J.A. Koster ,prof. dr. ir. B.J. van Wees
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Introduction to Solid State Physics, 8th edition John Wiley and Sons Inc, 2005 C. Kittel 0-41741526-X
Solid State Physics, John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 2nd edition, 1995 J.R. Hook & H.E. Hall 0-471-92804-4

This course was registered last year with course code NADP-12
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
BSc Applied Physics 3 semester II a verplicht
BSc Courses for Exchange Students: Astronomy - Physics - Energy & Environment - semester II a
BSc Physics  (Track: Nanophysics) 3 semester II a verplicht
MSc Astronomy: Quantum Universe  (Optional Courses in Instrumentation & Informatics (I&I)) - semester II a keuze
MSc Industrial Engineering and Management: Production Technology and Logistics  (Optional technical PTL modules) - semester II a Elective APE