For the academic year 2020/21 the course will be taught on-line, with streaming on the Teams platform, and recorded lectures available (at least for 3 days) on the Elly platform.
Lectures can be divided in two categories:(1) fundamental lectures: the goal is providing students with basic understanding of the physical behavior of semiconductor devices, with limited mathematical detail and by focusing on the behavioral effects of physical phenomena; (2) advanced lectures: following a physical-mathematical deductive process, the physical phenomena shaping the behavior of semiconductor devices will be treated in greater detail, in the drift-diffusion model framework.
Assessment methods and criteria
Oral exam. The exams will be held in the classroom and/or on-line depending on the regulations and indications in place at the time of the exam.
Students will have to show good understanding of the physical mechanisms underlying the behavior of electron devices, and the ability to analyze their characteristics and principles of operation, also in quantitative terms.
The exam consists of two-three questions. 24 points out of 30 are attributed based on the answers to the questions on the fundamental lecture topics, the remaining 6 on the answers to the questions on the advanced lecture topics.