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Solid state physics: opto-electrical properties, microfabrication and devices

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Solid state physics: opto-electrical properties, microfabrication and devices

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Academic year 2022/2023

Course ID
CHI0158
Teachers
Prof. Jacopo Forneris (Lecturer)
Prof. Paolo Olivero (Lecturer)
Degree course
MaMaself
Materials Science
Year
1st year
Teaching period
Second semester
Type
Characterizing
Credits/Recognition
8
Course disciplinary sector (SSD)
FIS/03 - physics of matter
Delivery
Class Lecture
Language
English
Attendance
Optional
Type of examination
Oral
Prerequisites
The student should be familiar with the following topics: quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics, crystal structure, reciprocal lattice, phonons, electronic states (free electron gas, energy bands)
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Sommario del corso

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Course objectives

The course aims at providing key enabling concepts in advanced solid state physics, with a specific focus on the optical, dielectric and electrical properties of crystals, and on their applications in electronic and opto-electronic devices based on semiconductors. The range of covered devices will include photo-voltaic devices, transistors, light-emitting and laser diodes, and photo-detectors. The course will also cover both well established and advanced techniques for materials characterization based on their interaction with electromagnetic radiation, as well as the characteristic features of low dimensionality systems in nanotechnologies (quantum wells, quantum wires and quantum dots, optically active point defects in crystals). 

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Results of learning outcomes

After the successful completion of the course, students will have enabling knowledge in the following fields:

  • fundamental dielectric and optical properties of crystals (optical reflectance, optical transitions, excitons, …);
  • main techniques for materials characterization based on their interaction with electromagnetic radiation (Raman spectroscopy, Photoluminescence and cathodoluminescence spectroscopy, …);
  • physics and material-related issues of the most important classes of opto-electronic devices;
  • key features of low-dimensionality systems: quantum wells, quantum wires, quantum dots;
  • state-of-the-art and advanced microfabrication and lithographic techniques for integrated devices fabrication.
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Program

The program of the course is structured as follows:

  • Energy bands in direct and indirect band-gap crystals and semiconductors, tight binding model, charge carriers and effective mass
  • Dielectric properties of crystals and dielectric function of an electron gas
  • Optical properties of crystals, reflectance, optical transitions and excitons
  • Optical characterization techniques of materials (Luminescence, Raman, etc...) and technological applications
  • Generation and recombination processes in indirect-bandgap semiconductors: the Shockley-Read & Hall theory
  • Ideal and real pn junction (ideality factor, tunnelling effects, etc.)
  • Semiconductor-based photovoltaic devices
  • Bipolar junction transistor
  • Junction-based field-effect transistor
  • MOS-based field-effect transistor
  • Laser-based optical characterization techniques and applications (Raman effect for solid state materials, Ellipsometry, Photoluminescence and single-photon microscopy)
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Course delivery

The course is given in English language by two teachers (Prof. J. Forneris and Prof. P. Olivero), who will cover respectively the topics on optical/dielectric properties of crystals, and electrical properties of semiconductors.

With regards to the management of the pandemic situation, the course will be given in presence, except new instructions  of the University of Torino described at  this link.

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Learning assessment methods

The assessment will be based on a joint oral exam with the two teachers, in which the topics presented in the frontal lectures will discussed. Part of the discussion will be based on the presentation and defense of a research article related to the contents of the course. The final mark will be determined by the joint evaluation of the teachers.

With regards to the management of the pandemic situation, the exams will be given in presence,  except new instructions of the University of Torino described at this link.

Suggested readings and bibliography

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  • S. M. Sze, "Semiconductor Devices - Physics and Technology", John Wiley & Sons
  • J. I. Pankove, "Optical Processes in Semiconductors", Dover
  • Kittel, Introduction To Solid State Physics, Wiley 2004
  • Grundmann (2016) Optical Properties. In: The Physics of Semiconductors. Graduate Texts in Physics. Springer.


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Class scheduleV

Lessons: dal 06/03/2023 to 09/06/2023

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