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Seminar on Solid-State Device Science 1A(2.0 credits)

Division at courseMaster's Course
Course Type:
Class Format:Seminar
Department Name : Applied Physics Crystalline Materials Science
Starts 1 : 1 the previous term 1 the previous term
Lecturer : Osamu NAKATSUKA Professor  Masashi KUROSAWA Lecturer  Mitsuo SAKASITA Assistant Professor 
SHIBAYAMA Shigehisa Assistant Professor 

•Course Purpose
This seminar consists of lectures and research introductions. The purpose of the seminar is to learn the basics of semiconductor physical properties and solid state physics, which are essentially important for conducting research on semiconductor devices and semiconductor materials. In addition, in the course of research introduction, students introduce their own research and academic papers related to the lectures, and will obtain understanding of the basics and applications of their research fields and broaden their horizons.
Objectives: To obtain a systematic understanding of the characteristics of semiconductor materials and to obtain the comprehensive and creative knowledge necessary for research and development.

•Prerequisite Subjects
Solid-state physics, Quantum mechanics, Thermodynamics, Electromagnetics

•Course Topics
1. Properties of Energy Bands
1-1. Energy-Band Calculations
1-2. Density of States in Energy Bands
1-3. Electron Velocity and Electrical Properties
1-4. The Band Model and Electron Properties
1-5. Energy Bands in Real Crystals
1-6. Excitons and polarons
1-7. Bands and bonds
2. Carrier transport
2-1. Wavwe packets
2-2. The Boltzmann equation and it's solution
2-3. Electrical conductivity in the relaxation-time approximation
2-4. Electrical conductivity in semiconductors and metals
2-5. Thermal conductivity due to electrons
2-6. Thermoelectric effect

Read related section before each seminar. Solve example problems in the text book by yourself after seminar.

R. H. Bube, "Electronic Properties of Crystalline Solids" etc.

•Additional Reading
Reference books will be specified with progress of the seminar.

•Grade Assessment
1. The degree of achievement is evaluated through oral presentations and Q&A to presentations. Please try to learn a wide range of things, such as reading references and preparing appropriate resumes.
2. When they attend each seminar and make appropriate presentation and questions for their objectives, it is judged pass. When they can actively tackle difficult issues and make presentations and Q&A appropriately, they will reflect the evaluations according to their level.

No requirement for taking the seminar.

•Contacting Faculty
Dealing during seminar.


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