Course syllabus

Elektroniska material
Electronic Materials

FFFF01, 7,5 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2013/14
Decided by: Education Board B
Date of Decision: 2013-04-10

General Information

Main field: Technology.
Compulsory for: N2
Elective for: Pi4
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


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.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
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.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Written examination and completed laboratory work. Oral examination for higher grade, which may be conducted provided that the written examination is approved.

Code: 0109. Name: Laboratory Projects.
Credits: 0. Grading scale: UG.
Code: 0209. Name: Electronic Materials.
Credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH.


Required prior knowledge: FAFA10 Quantum Phenomena and Nanotechnology.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: FFF100, FFFF05

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Dan Hessman,
Course homepage:
Further information: Compulsory laboratory exercises.