Course syllabus

Semiconductor Physics

FFFN30, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2023/24
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering, LTH
Decided by: PLED N
Date of Decision: 2023-04-17

General Information

Main field: Nanoscience.
Compulsory for: MNAV1
Elective for: E4-is, F4, F4-nf, MFOT1, N4-nf, N4-hn
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


The overall objective of the course is to provide in-depth knowledge of the fundamental physical principles needed to understand semiconductor devices and their function.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


The course covers basic physical theory of semiconductors:


Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: The examination takes place in writing in the form of examination and a to this hearing oral test at the end of the course. Oral examination is given only for those students who passed the written examination. Examination is also in the form of written project work and laboratory sessions during the course.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.

Code: 0123. Name: Laboratory Exercises.
Credits: 1,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Written reports
Code: 0223. Name: Written and Oral Examination.
Credits: 5. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written examination on campus. Oral midterm exam.
Code: 0323. Name: Project.
Credits: 1. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Oral presentation of relevant literature


Assumed prior knowledge: Basic solid state physics including introduction to semiconductors and the pn-junction equivalent to Solid State Physics (FFFF05), Electronic Materials (FFFF01) or Physics of Devices (ESSF20).
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: FFF021

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Carina Fasth,
Course coordinator: Dan Hessman,
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