Syllabus academic year 2011/2012
(Created 2011-09-01.)
Credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: G2 (First Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. FFFF01 overlaps following cours/es: FFF100 and FFFF05. Compulsory for: N2. Optional for: Pi4. Course coordinator: Dan Hessman,, Department of Physics. Recommended prerequisits: FAFA10 Quantum Phenomena and Nanotechnology. Assessment: Written examination and completed laboratory work. Home page:

The physics of the solid state, in particular the electrical properties of solids, will be studied in the first part of the course. It is based on the quantum mechanics as covered in e.g. the course Quantum Phenomena and Nanotechnology. In the second part it discusses electronic devices such as the pn-junction and also briefly transistors. In this way the course directly connects to the applications as treated in the following course on Electromagnetics and Electronics. The course also briefly considers optical and dielectric properties of matter.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Particle and wave properties of the electron, binding in crystals. Electronic structure: free-electron model and bandstructure. Electrical conductivity; metals, semiconductors, and insulators. Semiconductor devices: pn-junction and introduction to bipolar and field-effect transistors. Brief review of optical and dielectric properties of matter.

Printed lecture notes by Günter Grossmann. Additional hand-out material and laboratory instructions.