2016 Fundamentals of Electronics and Applied PhysicsⅠ

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Electronics and Applied Physics
Tsutsui Kazuo  Ohmi Shun-Ichiro  Masu Kazuya 
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Course description and aims

This courses introduces the followings relating to semiconductor physics and devices. Topics to be included are (1) solid state physics and semiconductor physics, (2) operation of bipolar transistor and MOSFET, (3) integrated circuits of memory and logic, and power device, (4) fundamentals of semiconductor processing.
In order to register this course, students must directly contact Prof. Kazuya Masu at masu.k.aa@m.titech.ac.jp. Without contact, the registration may not be allowed.

Student learning outcomes

To understand the device physics fundamentals and integrated circuit fundamentals.


electron device, integrated circuit, silicon

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

lecture and quiz

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction Introduction of semiconductor device and integrated circuit technology
Class 2 Fundamentals of solid state physics(1) Crystal structures, electronic conductivity of metal)
Class 3 Fundamentals of solid state physics (2) band structure, carrier density of semiconductor, intrinsic semiconductor and carrier doping, p-type and n-type semiconductors
Class 4 pn junction junction formation, depletion region, I-V characteristic, C-V characteristics
Class 5 Bipolar transistors (1) band structure and fundamental operation
Class 6 Bipolar transistors (2) I-V characteristics
Class 7 Bipolar transistors (3) high frequency operation
Class 8 MOS diodes (1) (band structure, inversion layer formation
Class 9 MOS diodes (2) quantitative analysis of MOS diode, carrier density of inversion layer, threshold voltage of MOS diodes, C-V characteristics, flat-band voltage
Class 10 MOSFET (1) fundamental I-V characteristics, types of MOSFETs (n-ch and p-ch, enhancement and depletion types
Class 11 MOSFET (2) high frequency characteristics of MOSFET
Class 12 MOSFET (3) miniaturization by scaling, short channel effects, scaling theory
Class 13 Integrated circuit fundamentals CMOS configuration and its operation, delays of CMOS logic circuit, multilevel interconnect structures), and semiconductor memory fundamentals (SRAM, DRAM, FLASH, etc.
Class 14 Process technology Process technology fundamentals (unit processes and integration)
Class 15 Power device Power device fundamentals



Reference books, course materials, etc.

none. In the lecture, the power point materials will be distributed.

Assessment criteria and methods

Quiz, and report

Related courses

  • EEE.D351 : Electron Devices I
  • EEE.D352 : Electron Devices II

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

Preferred to learn solid state physics and electron devices

Contact information (e-mail and phone)    Notice : Please replace from "[at]" to "@"(half-width character).


Office hours

Anytime, however email contact is required.

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