|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Lecture||22 x 1 Hour Lectures|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Essays written during the Semester||70%|
|Semester Assessment||Continuous Assessment: test||30%|
|Supplementary Exam||2 Hours Supplementary exam||100%|
After taking this module students should be able to:
- describe the complete route from the production of semiconductor substates and thin film structures to the production of packaged electronic devices
- critically analyze the technical issues involved (size, cost, power consumption etc.) in the production of an integrated device.
- critically analyze characterization methods for semiconductor materials and devices.
- design a simple digital circuit and layout the design.
The Semiconductor Applications module will provide students with an understanding of the physics underlying semiconductor devices and applications and introduce them to the processing of semiconductors to produce devices.
Physics and chemistry of bulk semiconductor growth. Epitaxial growth of thin films.
Oxidation, insulating films; lithography (optical, x-ray, electron-beam, ion-beam); etching (wet chemical, plasma, reactive ion); dopant diffusion, ion implantation; metallisation.
Physics of electron, ion and photon interaction with matter.
Bulk and thin film characterisation techniques:
Electrical (conductivity, mobility), optical (reflectance, luminescence), compositional (spectroscopy, microscopy), structural (diffraction, scanned probe).
Statistical process control, quality control analysis:
Device electrical testing, VLSI testing.
This module is at CQFW Level 6