This course focuses on the physics of advanced functional electronic devices and issues for their application. Topics include power devices, spin quantum functional devices, and thin film devices (artificial photosynthesis, displays, and sensors).
Advanced functional electronic devices are important for innovation in various fields such as environment, energy, medical treatment, health care, and information and communication. This course provides the basics of physics and device characteristics of advanced functional electron devices, and issues for their applications. Students will have chances to solve exercises by applying knowledge acquired in this course, and to give presentations.
By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Express the physics of advanced functional electronic devices
2) Explain the issues and key technologies for the applications
3) Express the physical principles and operational characteristics of power devices, spin quantum devices, and thin film devices
power devices, spin quantum functional devices, thin film devices, artificial photosynthesis, displays, sensors
|Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Specialist skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
At the beginning of each class, solutions to drills assigned in the previous class are reviewed. In the class, problems related to what is taught on that day are given. Before coming to class, students should read the course schedule and check what topics will be covered. Required learning should be completed outside of the classroom for preparation and review purposes.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Semiconductor Physics (Review)||Understand and solve the exercises of semiconductor physics|
|Class 2||Energy problem and power semiconductor devices||Understand and solve the exercises of energy problem and power semiconductor devices|
|Class 3||Power semiconductor devices -Diode||Understand and solve the exercises of power semiconductor devices -Diode|
|Class 4||Power semiconductor devices -MOS FET||Understand and solve the exercises of power semiconductor devices -MOS FET|
|Class 5||Power semiconductor devices -IGBT||Understand and solve the exercises of power semiconductor devices -IGBT|
|Class 6||Wide band gap power semiconductor devices -SiC||Understand and solve the exercises of wide band gap power semiconductor devices -SiC|
|Class 7||Wide band gap power semiconductor devices -GaN, Diamond||Understand and solve the exercises of wide band gap power semiconductor devices -GaN, Diamond|
|Class 8||Spin quantum functional devices -basics||Understand and solve the exercises of spin quantum functional devices -basics|
|Class 9||Spin quantum functional devices -physics||Understand and solve the exercises of spin quantum functional devices -physics|
|Class 10||Spin quantum functional devices -operations||Understand and solve the exercises of spin quantum functional devices -operations|
|Class 11||Applications of spin quantum functional devices -low power consumption information processing||Understand and solve the exercises of spin quantum information devices|
|Class 12||Applications of spin quantum functional devices -sensors||Understand and solve the exercises of spin sensors|
|Class 13||Thin film devices and saving energy -Displays and sensors||Understand and solve the exercises of thin film devices and saving energy -Displays and sensors|
|Class 14||Thin film devices and creating energy -Artificial photosynthesis||Understand and solve the exercises of thin film devices and creating energy -Artificial photosynthesis|
|Class 15||Exercise problems to assess the students' level of understanding on what has been taught so far, and explain how to solve the problem.||Review the course contents. Use the exercise problems to better understand the topics covered, and evaluate one’s own understanding.|
Simon M. Sze: "Semiconductor Devices: Physics and Technology" Wiley, 2001.
B. Jayant Baliga: “Fundamentals of Power Semiconductor Devices”, Springer-Verlag. 2008.
Y. Taur and T. H. Ning: “Fundamentals of Modern VLSI Devices”, Cambridge, 1998.
Students will be assessed on their understanding of the power devices, spin quantum functional devices, thin film devices, artificial photosynthesis, displays, sensors, and their ability to apply them to solve problems. Students' course scores are based on final exams (~70%) and exercise problems during each class (~30%).
No prerequisites are necessary, but enrollment in the related courses is desirable.