2019 Advanced functional electron devices

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Academic unit or major
Graduate major in Energy Science and Engineering
Instructor(s)
Hatano Mutsuko  Kodera Tetsuo 
Course component(s)
Lecture
Day/Period(Room No.)
Tue7-8(W932)  Fri7-8(W932)  
Group
-
Course number
ENR.L530
Credits
2
Academic year
2019
Offered quarter
4Q
Syllabus updated
2019/4/5
Lecture notes updated
-
Language used
English
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Course description and aims

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 (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.

Student learning outcomes

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

Keywords

power devices, spin quantum functional devices, thin film devices, displays, sensors

Competencies that will be developed

Intercultural skills Communication skills Specialist skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

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

  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 energy -Displays Understand and solve the exercises of thin film devices and energy -Displays
Class 14 Thin film devices and energy - Sensors Understand and solve the exercises of thin film devices and energy -Sensors
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.

Textbook(s)

Simon M. Sze: "Semiconductor Devices: Physics and Technology" Wiley, 2001.
B. Jayant Baliga: “Fundamentals of Power Semiconductor Devices”, Springer-Verlag. 2008.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Y. Taur and T. H. Ning: “Fundamentals of Modern VLSI Devices”, Cambridge, 1998.

Assessment criteria and methods

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%).

Related courses

  • EEE.D201 : Quantum Mechanics
  • EEE.D211 : Semiconductor Physics
  • EEE.D351 : Electron Devices I

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

No prerequisites are necessary, but enrollment in the related courses is desirable.

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