Nagoya University, School of Engineering Lecture information system (SYLLABUS)

Solid State Physics 4(2.0 credits)

Course Type:Specialized Courses
Class Format:Lecture
Course Name : Applied Physics
Starts 1 : 3 the latter term
Elective/Compulsory : Compulsory
Lecturer : Osamu NAKATSUKA Professor  Hidefumi ASANO Professor 

•Course Purpose
Fundamental physics in semiconductors and magnetic materials will be studied to deepen the understanding of various physical properties and their applications of these materials. Various quantum phenomena in electronic devices are also studied.
1. To understand the basic properties and concept in application of semiconductor materials.
2. To understand the basic properties and concept in application of magnetic materials.

•Prerequisite Subjects
Electromagnetism, Statistical physics, Quantum mechanics, Solid state physics 1-2

•Course Topics
1. Crystalline Structures of Semiconductor Materials
2. Donors and Acceptors in Semiconductors
3. Carrier Density and Fermi Level
4. Temperature dependence of Carrier Density
5. Carrier Transport Mechanisms
6. Thermodynamic equilibrium and non-equilibrium
7. pn Junctions
8. Origin of Magnetism
9. Properties of Magnetic Materials
10. Application of Magnetic Materials

Read related section in reference prints and books before each lecture. Solve example problems in reference prints by yourself after lecture.

The reference print is distributed though the textbook is not used.

•Additional Reading
Introduction to Solid State Physics: C.Kittel (John Wiley & Sons)
Semiconductor Devices: Physics and Technology: S. M. Sze (John Wiley & Sons)

•Grade Assessment
(1) The degree of achievement is comprehensively evaluated by two examinations, an intermediate examination and a final examination.
(2) When basic problems can be dealt with accurately for each of semiconductor and magnetic materials, it is judged acceptable. If more difficult problems can be solved, it is reflected in the evaluations according to the level.

No requirement for taking the course.

•Contacting Faculty
Contact: Osamu Nakatsuka (ext. 5963,, Hidefumi Asano (ext. 3568、
The question on the overtime is accepted in the lecture room and the teacher's room after making an appointment for time by telephone or e-mail.


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