Physics and technology of semiconductor devices

Course Information
TitleΦΥΣΙΚΗ ΚΑΙ ΤΕΧΝΟΛΟΓΙΑ ΗΜΙΑΓΩΓΙΚΩΝ ΔΙΑΤΑΞΕΩΝ / Physics and technology of semiconductor devices
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorDimitrios Tassis
Course ID40003027

Programme of Study: PROGRAMMA SPOUDŌN 2022

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses745

Class Information
Academic Year2022 – 2023
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Basic knowledge is offered in the technology of semiconductoe devices, which is essential for Electronics, as well as for post-graduate studies in the field of micro-nano electronics.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work autonomously
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Semiconductors under thermodynamic conditions: Energy bands, doping of semiconductors, electrons and holes,electrical neutrality of space charge, mobility of carriers and conductivity. Semiconductors under non-equilibrium conditions: Lifetime of majority carriers, diffusion of carriers, continuity equations, applications of the continuity equations. p-n junction: Basic technology of semiconductor devices, p-n junction in equilibrium, junction capacitance, I-V characteristics in forward and reverse mode, experimental I-V characteristics, junction breakdown, applications. metal/semiconductor contacts: Metal work function, Fermi level, Schottky diode in thermodynamic equilibrium, capacitance, I-V characteristics, ohmic contacts. Special semiconductor devices: Rectifiers, solar cells, electroluminescent diodes, Laser diodes.
semiconductors, p-n junction, Schottky diode, special semiconductor devices
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
Course Organization
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative)
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