ELEC5508 Semiconductor Nanoelectronics
- 6 points
|Semester 1||UWA (Perth)||Face to face|
- This unit examines current and emerging semiconductor materials, devices and technologies for high-speed electronic and optoelectronic applications. It examines the major semiconductor families and reviews their material properties with reference to the requirements for electronic and optoelectronic devices. The device structures to be studied include heterojunction bipolar transistors and various field-effect transistor technologies.
- Students are able to (1) explain the direct link between fundamental semiconductor material properties and successful electronic and optoelectronic device technologies; (2) design and optimise both bipolar and field-effect transistors for high-speed applications; and (3) apply advanced modelling to predict semiconductor device performance for industry applications.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) assignments/projects and (2) a final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Professor Lorenzo Faraone
- Unit rules
- enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering specialisation)
- Advisable prior study:
- ENSC3014 Electronic Materials and Devices
- ELEC4342 Semiconductor Nanoelectronics, ELEC8324 Compound Semiconductor Devices
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
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- Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.