This course focuses on the physics of advanced functional electronic devices and issues for their application. Topics include spin quantum functional devices, power devices, and thin film devices (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 spin quantum devices, power devices, and thin film devices
spin quantum functional devices, power devices, thin film devices, displays, sensors
|✔ Specialist skills||✔ Intercultural skills||✔ Communication 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||Spin quantum functional devices -basics||Understand and solve the exercises of spin quantum functional devices -basics|
|Class 3||Spin quantum functional devices -physics||Understand and solve the exercises of spin quantum functional devices -physics|
|Class 4||Spin quantum functional devices -operations||Understand and solve the exercises of spin quantum functional devices -operations|
|Class 5||Applications of spin quantum functional devices -low power consumption information processing||Understand and solve the exercises of spin quantum information devices|
|Class 6||Applications of spin quantum functional devices -low power consumption information processing -Silicon||Understand and solve the exercises of spin quantum information devices -Silicon|
|Class 7||Thin film devices and energy -Displays||Understand and solve the exercises of thin film devices and energy -Displays|
|Class 8||Energy problem and power semiconductor devices||Understand and solve the exercises of power semiconductor devices -Diode and MOS FET|
|Class 9||Power semiconductor devices -Diode, MOS FET||Understand and solve the exercises of spin sensors|
|Class 10||Power semiconductor devices -IGBT||Understand and solve the exercises of power semiconductor devices -IGBT|
|Class 11||Wide band gap power semiconductor devices -SiC, GaN, Diamond||Understand and solve the exercises of wide band gap power semiconductor devices -SiC, GaN, Diamond|
|Class 12||Thin film devices and energy – Sensors||Understand and solve the exercises of thin film devices and energy -Sensors|
|Class 13||Applications of spin quantum functional devices -Sensors||Understand and solve the exercises of spin sensors|
|Class 14||Applications of spin quantum functional devices -Diamond Exercise problems to assess the students' level of understanding on what has been taught so far, and explain how to solve the problem.||Understand and solve the exercises of spin sensors -Diamond Review the course contents. Use the exercise problems to better understand the topics covered, and evaluate one’s own understanding.|
To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.
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 report (~70%) and exercise problems during each class (~30%).
No prerequisites are necessary, but enrollment in the related courses is desirable.