- Band model of semiconductor
- Effective-mass concept
- Fermi-energy position
- Modification of free electron model to describe resistivity
- P-n junction
- Mechanisms for current flow
- Structures and operation of transistors
- LEDs, solar cells, and laser diodes
At the end of the course the student will be able to
- localise those electron levels from a spectrum, which determine the resistivity of a semiconductor
- explain principles of following measurement methods: photoelectron spectroscopy and low energy-electron diffraction
- explain how transistor, LED, and solar cell work
- localise those parts of transistor, LED, and solar cell, which determine device performance (e.g., energy efficiency and electricity-to-light transformation).
The following skills developed during the course are useful concerning the working life:
- critical thinking
- connecting material properties/issues to operation of practical devices of electronics and photonics.
More information in the University of Turku study guide.
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