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module properties module number 200502 - common information
module number200502
departmentDepartment of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
ID of group2143 (Micro- and Nanoelectronic Systems)
module leaderProf. Dr. Martin Ziegler
languageEnglisch
term Wintersemester
previous knowledge and experience

Fundamentals of Electronics, Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering

learning outcome

After the lectures and exercises, the students know physical principles of semiconductors. They are able to understand and analyze these principles of  semiconductors and semiconductor devices. 

content1- Physical principles of semiconductors (carrier densities, basic drift-diffusion-semiconductor equations, generation and recombination mechanisms)
2- Metal-semiconductor contact (types, current flow mechanisms, small-signal and switching behavior)
3-p-n Junctions (depletion region, current flow mechanisms, junction breakdown)

4- Devices (solar cells, bipolar transistor, MOS transisitor)

media of instruction and technical requirements for education and examination in case of online participation

Blackboard + PowerPoint presentation

literature / references
  1. Simon M. Sze: Physics of Semiconductor Devices, John Wiley & Sons Inc, 2006;
  2. Michael Shur: Physics of Semiconductor Devices, Prentice Hall 1991;
  3. Simon M. Sze: Modern Semiconductor Devices, John Wiley & Sons Inc, 1997
evaluation of teaching
Details reference subject
module nameSemiconductor Devices 1
examination number2100835
credit points5
SWS4 (2 V, 2 Ü, 0 P)
on-campus program (h)45
self-study (h)105
obligationobligatory module
examwritten examination performance, 90 minutes
details of the certificate
alternative examination performance due to COVID-19 regulations incl. technical requirements
signup details for alternative examinations
maximum number of participants
Details in degree program Master Micro- and Nanotechnologies 2021
module nameSemiconductor Devices 1
examination number2100835
credit points5
on-campus program (h)45
self-study (h)105
obligationobligatory module
examwritten examination performance, 90 minutes
details of the certificate
alternative examination performance due to COVID-19 regulations incl. technical requirements
signup details for alternative examinations
maximum number of participants