Course detail

Junctions and nanostructures

FEKT-DFY1Acad. year: 2017/2018

Quantum Mechanics essentials. The interfaces: semiconductor A-semiconductor B, semiconductor-metal, semiconductor-metal interface. Depletion layer, properties. Transport of carriers through the interface. Photovoltaic phenomena. Noise in semiconductors. Limits for structures miniaturization. Principal limits by Quantum and Statistical Physics.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The student will acquire ideas about modern Physics description and explanation of phenomena, that take place in semiconductor structures, on their interfaces and in nanostructures. He is able to explain the nature of physical limits in the semiconductor devices miniaturization.

Prerequisites

Prerequisities - Magister degree in Electrical Engiennering or related Diploma

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

0-20 points project
0-80 points final exam

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. The essentials of Solids. The semiconductor interface. Homo- and heterojunctions. Poisson's equation.
2. The metal-semiconductor interface. Charge and potential distribution, Poisson's equation. Depletion layer, capacitance, frequency dependence. Transport of carriers through the interface.
3. The insulator-semiconductor interface. Charge and potential distribution, Poisson's equation. Depletion layer, capacitance, frequency dependence. Transport of carriers through the interface.
4. Semiconductor structures produced by advanced technologies. Quantum effects and hot electrons in semiconductor stuctures. Quantum dots and wires.Superlattices. Resonant tunnelling. Ballistic transport.
5. Stochatic phenomena. Noise in semiconductors. Quantum and statistical limits
6. Analysis of electron traps.
7. Fundamental nanostructures. Near-field interaction. Detection and localization of naostrutures.
8. Fundamentals of nanooptics.
9. Optical and electronic properties of nanoparticles
10. Design and simulation of nanophotonic and nanoelectroniic devices and systems.
11. Photonic crystals. Plasmonics
12. Application of nanotechnology: Medical and biomedical.
13. Nanoelectronics. Molecula electronics.

Aims

The target of the lecture is to present important phenomena of temporary Semiconductors interfaces and nanostructures with help of appropriate tools - Quantum and Statistical Physics.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme EKT-PK Doctoral

    branch PK-BEB , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, optional specialized

  • Programme EKT-PP Doctoral

    branch PP-BEB , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, optional specialized
    branch PP-KAM , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, optional specialized

  • Programme EKT-PK Doctoral

    branch PK-KAM , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, optional specialized

  • Programme EKT-PP Doctoral

    branch PP-EST , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, optional specialized

  • Programme EKT-PK Doctoral

    branch PK-EST , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, optional specialized
    branch PK-MVE , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, optional specialized

  • Programme EKT-PP Doctoral

    branch PP-MVE , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, optional specialized

  • Programme EKT-PK Doctoral

    branch PK-MET , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, optional specialized

  • Programme EKT-PP Doctoral

    branch PP-MET , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, optional specialized

  • Programme EKT-PK Doctoral

    branch PK-FEN , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, optional specialized

  • Programme EKT-PP Doctoral

    branch PP-FEN , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, optional specialized

  • Programme EKT-PK Doctoral

    branch PK-SEE , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, optional specialized

  • Programme EKT-PP Doctoral

    branch PP-SEE , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, optional specialized
    branch PP-TLI , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, optional specialized

  • Programme EKT-PK Doctoral

    branch PK-TLI , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, optional specialized

  • Programme EKT-PP Doctoral

    branch PP-TEE , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, optional specialized

  • Programme EKT-PK Doctoral

    branch PK-TEE , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, optional specialized

Type of course unit

 

Seminar

39 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer